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does hpv type 6 go away on his own

By September 24, 2012 - 3:26am
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I am 31
I have hpv type 6
my doctor is removing the warts by surgery
but my question is does the hpv type 6 live with me all my life

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Hi Mario Matta,

Thank you for posting.

HPV cannot be treated. Doctors can remove visible genital lesions and warts caused by HPV, but are not able to kill the virus. Unlike bacterial STIs such as gonorrhoea, Chlamydia or syphilis, there are no antibiotics to cure HPV. We can boost the local immune system to control the lesions or some precancers of the anal or vulvar areas. But the lesions can always recur. The average time from acquisition of low-risk HPV, the ones causing the warts, to disappearance of these warts is 6-8 months. So most people even without treatment will have their warts clear spontaneously, some with only one treatment others still have them after 24 months of treatment. Most patients will likely prefer that a treatment be applied to the warts to have them disappear understanding that they may recur or that they may continue being contagious even without visible lesions.


Best of luck,


September 24, 2012 - 7:23am
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