How is HPV treated?

There is no ‘cure' for HPV - the body usually clears the virus naturally.

Cell changes caused by HPV and found by a Pap test should be followed by either repeat Pap tests to see if the virus has been cleared, or - if they are more serious - confirmed by other tests (e.g. colposcopy) and treated if necessary.

Genital warts can also be treated - ask your doctor or nurse about the most appropriate treatment for you.

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