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Hi, I was diagnosed with HPV/ Genital Warts in March this year. How long does virus take to leave the body? And it is useful now to still vaccinated?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Years/yes

The primary infection usually clears within 2 years spontaneously in people with a normal immune system. Many have visible warts removed (laser, frozen, chemical agents) but the germ itself will often hibernate in your system forever and may recur. The most recent vaccine helps protect against 2 wart strains and 7 cancer associated strains if you have never had them. You would get some benefit.

In brief: Years/yes

The primary infection usually clears within 2 years spontaneously in people with a normal immune system. Many have visible warts removed (laser, frozen, chemical agents) but the germ itself will often hibernate in your system forever and may recur. The most recent vaccine helps protect against 2 wart strains and 7 cancer associated strains if you have never had them. You would get some benefit.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vaccination - yes

The genital warts will disappear, unless you have an immune deficiency.
You should still get HPV vaccine as the vaccine will help develop immunity to other strains of virus that cause cervical cancer and other wart causing HPV.

In brief: Vaccination - yes

The genital warts will disappear, unless you have an immune deficiency.
You should still get HPV vaccine as the vaccine will help develop immunity to other strains of virus that cause cervical cancer and other wart causing HPV.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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