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Does low-risk HPV really leave the body after 2 yrs?

I keep reading that low-risk HPV (genital warts) leaves the body at or around 2 years. Does this mean the entire virus is killed off, or no more oubreaks but still carry the virus?
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replied December 14th, 2012
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Once you are infected with the HPV virus, you can remain carrier for life. The chances of spread increase when there is outbreak of symptoms. To confirm viral load, you can go ahead with getting specific tests done. Visit your doctor/healthcare provider for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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