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once hpv is gone does it ever come back?

By Anonymous December 14, 2010 - 7:10pm
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i just found yesterday that i was exposed to hpv and that i am low rish and that it should go away on its own. when it does go away and heal its self and then i start the gardasil shot will it come back?

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Anon - It sounds like you are relying on verbal information. For the sake of your health it would be best to see your gynecologist and have an HPV test which will identify the exact strains you've been exposed to. You should also have a Pap test. Some strains of HPV can lead to cervical cancer and those are found through a Pap test.

Some strains of HPV will clear from the body after a period of time, while others remain dormant and can resurface years later. That's why it's important to know exactly which strains you may have.

An HPV vaccine provides protection against some of the strains but does not provide protection for all of them.

You will find more information about HPV and the precautions you can take at this link: http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/the-facts/default.htm

You will find more information about the HPV test at this link: https://www.empowher.com/providers/article/how-can-i-protect-myself-hpvcervical-cancer

You will find more information about the different types of HPV at this link: https://www.empowher.com/providers/article/different-types-hpv-and-what-you-should-know-about-them

December 16, 2010 - 5:30pm
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