Although HPV isnt curable in all cases, genital warts are treatable. You can also go extended periods of time without an outbreak, but it may not be possible to get rid of the warts forever. Thats because genital warts are only a symptom of HPV, which may become a chronic, lifelong infection for some.
Will I always have genital warts virus?
Genital warts and HPV are common STDs. These types of warts, and the HPV types that cause them, dont increase cancer risk. Some people have genital warts just once, while others have recurring outbreaks. Treatment can get rid of the warts, but it cant cure them or HPV.
Will I have HPV forever?
Once I have HPV, do I have it forever? Most HPV infections in young men and women are transient, lasting no more than one or two years. Usually, the body clears the infection on its own. It is estimated that the infection will persist in only about 1% of women.
Can a genital wart last for years?
Genital warts may go away on their own or with treatment. They can last from a few months to years (with or without treatment), most of them take 2 years to clear up. Approximately, 30% of all warts will subside within the first 4 months of infection.
Can genital warts show up 10 years later?
HPV symptoms take a while to show, so warts may not appear until weeks or months after infection. In some cases, genital warts can take years to develop. Outbreaks can happen in or around the vagina or anus, on the cervix, in the groin or thigh area, or on the penis or scrotum.