Does HPV (genital warts) stay with you forever? Or does you immune system ever clear it out for good?

Possible clear out. Unlike herpes virus , hpv virus could be cleared out of body by tremens, even wart is cleared can stay on the body as non exfoliative ( not as wart ) state .

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If I have HPV that causes genital warts can my immune system ever surpress it?

"Fight" HPV, yes. Your immune system can "fight" HPV by mobilizing antibodies and white blood cells but it may not contain or suppress active genital wart lesions. Read more...

If I have HPV that causes genital warts can my immune system ever surpress it so that it does not come back?

MAYBE. These strains often clear eventually with or without treatment. However, they are from a family of viruses that tend to persist in your body for life, seen or unseen. The potential for a recurrence of visible lesions remains.Unfortunately, these strains are not killed off or suppressed by current anti-virals. Vaccines given prior to any sexual activity remains the best way to avoid the issue. Read more...

I have genital warts & I think also a suppressed immune system. Recommended treatment options to: 1) Boost immunity to HPV. 2) Eliminate the warts?

Vaccination for HPV. See your doctor , if you have ' suppressed immune system ' still at 18 still may be a candidate for vaccination for other 3 geno types ( you are already infected by one ) , and to get rid of existing genital warts . Read more...

I have HPV- Genital Warts. Will get PAP smear done soon. I'm 28. Can I fight the virus our of my system with my immune, if yes how (diet/supplement)?

Here are some ... Catracting HPV infection is the common thing in life; some have symptoms like what you saw "genital warts", and most of others become HPV-carriers with no visible lesion & symptom. Somehow, personal immune defense ability can well contain these invading virus. As to if any diet or supplement can do the trick to control it, there has been no known agent for such. But healthy lifestyle can help ... Read more...

I got an human papilloma virus vaccination, am I immune from genital warts?

No. First of all, you need a series of 3 vaccines, not just one. If you got all 3 gardasil, you will be protected against the 2 most common strains of hpv that cause warts, but not all of them, plus the 2 most common strains that cause cervical cancer. If you got cervarix, you have no protection at all against any of the strains that cause warts, only 2 of the most common to cause cervical cancer. Read more...
Yes. Most probably yes, but I am not sure because I am not a gyn. I would recommend call one of the healthtap gyn and they will be able to give a definite answer. My line of practice is in surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as a secondary support management of complementary medicine. Please call gyn healthtaps. Read more...
No. Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus (hpv). There are over 120 different strains of hpv and the currently available vaccines only protect against 4 of these strains. The strains it protects against are among the most likely to cause cervical cancer, but many of the strains not covered by the vaccine are also hazardous. The best way to protect from hpv infection remains "safe sex.". Read more...
Well no, but. The gardisil vaccine contains types 16 and 18 which cause 2/3rds of all cervical cancer and another half of vaginal, vulvar and anal cancers. It also has types 6 and 11 which cause 90% of gential warts. So other types not in the vaccine can still infect you but it may prevent your risk for warts by a ton but not completely. Read more...

If I've had genital warts for 3+ years and they haven't gone away is there something wrong with my immune system? I haven't tried any treatments yet. Don't smoke, live healthy live style and just a a full physical that's was all clear.

Silly. Wherever did you get your ideas? See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment of genital lesions. What are you waiting for? You can be treated. You should be treated. Persistence of warts is NOT a sign of immune deficiency. Are you stating you had a "full physical" and did not discuss genital warts? Read more...
Warts. Warts can persist for years since they are in the dead skin layer where your immune system is unable to reach them. Aldara (imiquimod) cream may help or cryotherapy. Read more...