Does HPV Go Away?
Many people are asking, "does HPV go away?" Unfortunately, HPV does not go away, at least, not right away. HPV isn't really the problem. It's the complications that can develop from contracting certain strains of the HPV virus. The human papillomavirus, also known as HPV is the most commonly passed STI (sexually transmitted infection) out there. Here's the thing, 90% of the people with HPV show no real signs of having the infection. HPV will also be flushed out of your body after about two years or so. The body's immune system will get rid of HPV on its own, without the use of drugs.
Amazingly, there are over 40 types of HPV out there. Once again, most of the HPV types can be handled naturally over time by your body's immune system. There are some strains of the HPV virus that can cause some serious complications however. Genital warts and certain cancers such as"cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and head and neck (tongue, tonsils and throat) can develop because of the introduction of these strains of HPV. There is no real way to tell who will develop genital warts, who will develop the cancers, and who'll walk away unscathed. It's really just the luck of the draw.
People that are unfortunate enough to develop the cancers and genital warts will show visible changes. Therefore, if you're not showing the signs, such as bumps for warts or cancer symptoms (wich don't show up until the advanced stages) you may be ok. Just make sure to get your regular check ups to keep you up to speed on your health.