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A 27-year-old male asked:

Is it true that intravenous immunoglobulin or ivig can also cure human papillomavirus? (hpv)

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Sorry, not true : If you have HPV, your immune system will clear it up over time (typically 6-12 months), but there are no medications or treatments known to speed it up, including IVIG. If you have warts, any of several local treatments are effective, like freezing, podofilox, imiquimod, and others. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck!
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