Question: Is HPV contagious for life?

HPV can lay dormant for many years after a person contracts the virus, even if symptoms never occur. Most cases of HPV clear within 1 to 2 years as the immune system fights off and eliminates the virus from the body. After that, the virus disappears and it cant be transmitted to other people.

Can HPV come back once it has cleared?

Does HPV Come Back? HPV virus does not come back once it has cleared – and it is very unlikely that you will catch the same type of HPV if you have had it.

Do you have HPV for life?

Depending on the type of HPV that you have, the virus can linger in your body for years. In most cases, your body can produce antibodies against the virus and clear the virus within one to two years. Most strains of HPV go away permanently without treatment.

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