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A 24-year-old female asked:

Will a mans body get rid of an hpv infection, the strain with genital warts, before it shows?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
May never show: A man may not have visible warts with a related HPV infection & still pass them to a partner. The primary infection usually clears within 2 yrs in immune normal persons.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2019

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