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If I have HPV does my male partner have hpv? And how will it clear up in 2 years if my partner has HPV too? Wont I get the HPV back?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes - it will - no
If you have hpv, your partner has been exposed and likely infected.
80% of hpv infections are cleared in the first year by the immune system, and 90% by three years. Once you have had and cleared any virus (including hpv), your immune system prevents reinfection - so you will not get the same virus again.

In brief: Yes - it will - no
If you have hpv, your partner has been exposed and likely infected.
80% of hpv infections are cleared in the first year by the immune system, and 90% by three years. Once you have had and cleared any virus (including hpv), your immune system prevents reinfection - so you will not get the same virus again.
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Dr. James Ferguson
HPV is a family with many strains. You wouldn't get the strain again, but could get any other strain to which you are not immune.
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