Originally Posted by lcbrady36
If you have the form of HPV that goes away on its own, with no medicine, do you still have the virus and are you still at risk for cervical cancer.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by this (what I bolded in your post).
There are over 100 strains of HPV, more than 20 of those can cause problems in the gentials. Of those, there are two types: high risk and low risk HPV. Low risk HPV can lead to genital warts; high risk HPV can lead to cancer if undetected and/or untreated.
There is some disagreement as to whether the body can get rid of the virus or not. Some researchers say the body can fight it and it won't cause long term damage. Other researchers say that the body can suppress it, but it can come back later. Either way, I believe your body will always retain "memory" (can't think of a better word right now) that you've been exposed to HPV in the past.
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