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Will you always be contagious once you had HPV?

Especially if it's undetectable or the high risk type?

For most people HPV goes away on its own. If a person has gotten rid of their HPV then they can't pass it to someone else. Since there is no test for men to detect HPV though it's basically impossible for a man to know if he has gotten rid of the virus. And, a person can always contract the virus again later on. Some people though will never get rid of their HPV. It is a virus and there are no cures for viruses.

I have had high risk HPV for 6+ years. I have still not been able to get rid of my HPV. Source(s): Personal experience. I have had HPV for 6+ years. I have had cervical cancer and genital warts from my HPV.
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HPV is like any other virus (HIV, HSV), (it is not going to kill you as would HIV) - it's not curable and does not go away. Some strains can cause pre-cancerous cells to develop in women, but it takes YEARS for it to develop into cancer. It is ENTIRELY possible to be infected without EVER showing any signs or symptoms (warts). Men are usually carriers, however, some do develop actual warts. Besides a biopsy of the tissue, there's is no test for men (unless you have a visible wart to go by). Condoms DO NOT always protect from this disease. If you've had intercourse, protected or not, with someone who has been infected, chances are you have it too!

Since it is a virus and there are many different strains of it, it is very possible to spead the disease. Not everyone has symptoms right away but if you suspect something then you should go to your docter right away. They will tell what steps to follow if you do have HPV and how to tell your partner
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as long as you have it...yes. but you wont have it for the rest of your life. most people think that because there is no cure, you'll have it forever. most peoples immune system fights off the virus. maybe you'll have it for 2 more years. maybe 20 more years. lol. but eventually it will go away. if it being warts or cancer type, it is still contagious. even using a condom doesnt fully protect against it. so just take extreme precaution to not infect anyone else.
i have hpv for 8+ months
HPV is a virus that invade it host tissue. Once we acquire the virus there is no cure for the virus. Treatments remove the symptoms or the manifestations of the virus not the virus. In a couple of years our bodies do build immunity to our acquire HPV virus.

Once we have acquired an HPV type or two we are probably not always be contagious...but the problem is we can't guarantee when we are contagious and when we are not contagious. Our Pap looks for abnormal cells but we can have the virus with no abnormal cells. The virus can come and go so we can be diagnosed received treatment and years down the road show signs of the virus...but once we are treated or time passes when our body recognized the virus we may never show it again. Unfortunately the virus can reactivate due to illness, stress or simple aging. The virus sheds cells with the normal shedding of our skin tissue could transmit the virus. This can happen at any time. All HPV types are very contagious especially when we are in an active replication of the virus.

We can always acquire new HPV types with a new sex partner.

It is important to tell partners of your past HPV infection. Most men with the virus will not show signs even though they probably carry the virus. Any person that has had sex with another person may have acquired an HPV type of their own. I feel it is important to tell鈥ore as an education fact�not as wearing a big scarlet letter�

Good luck to you.

Anyone who has ever had genital contact with another person may have
HPV. Both men and women may get it -- and pass it on-- without
knowing it. Since there might not be any signs, a person may have HPV
even if years have passed since he or she had sex.

Is there a cure for HPV?
There is no cure for the virus (HPV) itself. There are treatments for
the health problems that HPV can cause, such as genital warts,
cervical changes, and cervical cancer.

Is it still possible to have HPV even if my Pap test was normal?
Yes. You can have HPV but still have a normal Pap test. Changes on
your cervix may not appear right away or they may never appear. For
women over the age of 30 that get an HPV test and a Pap test, a
negative result on both the Pap and HPV tests means that no cervical
changes or HPV was found on the cervix. This is great news, because
it means there is an extremely low chance of developing cervical
cancer in the next few years

No. There is no treatment or cure for HPV. However, there is
treatment for the changes that HPV can cause on the cervix, as well
as treatment for genital warts.


HPV invades cells of the basal layer of the epidermis, penetrating
skin and mucosal microabrasions in the genital area.
A latency period of months to years may ensue

o Male sex partners of women with cervical intraepithelial
neoplasia often have infections of the same viral type.


reports that a viral replication protein known as E2 binds the
circular viral DNA to cell structures called spindle fibers that are
present in a cell when it divides, a process known as mitosis. In
mitosis, a single cell divides in two, creating two genetically
identical daughter cells. By latching onto the spindle fibers of the
cell as it divides, HPV DNA also divides and replicates itself in
each of the new daughter cells where it can continue to replicate and
persist indefinitely.
"In effect, HPV is able to mimic our own chromosomes, behaving as a
sort of `mini-chromosome', independently replicating and keeping pace
as the cellular chromosomes replicate and the cell divides," says Tom
Broker, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics and
co-author of the paper. "This allows the virus to remain in our
bodies indefinitely, with the potential of causing serious disease
years, even decades, after first exposure."
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