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daniella asks:

When I got with my partner 8 years ago he gave me HPV.  I went to the doctor and she gave me medicine to make the warts go away. It has been 8 years and I haven't had any warts come back. So does that mean I don't have the virus anymore?

While most HPV becomes clinically not detectable after some time, this does not necessarily mean it has gone away.  You may have cleared the virus or it may still be in your body in non-detectable levels. The good news is that the likelihood of its returning, once it is gone, is small.  Most of us have HPV but never know it.  It is very common.

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