A 34-year-old female asked:
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does the body usually eventually clear the hpv virus that causes genital warts? or do you have if for life?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: HPV is a family of virus strains that are well known for clearing after the primary infection and becoming dormant/hibernating in the body indefinately.Reactivation in the future is possible as is shedding of the virus, but this is unusual.
Answered on Jan 17, 2018
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