- Oral HPV, how prevalent is it? Is there anyone on this forum that has it. I have heard it is rare, but exists.2. I have read several places that the immune system will, or can "beat" the virus. The articles said that people were tested positive and then in a period of 6 months to 2 years up to 54% were tested negative. My GF asked her Dr. and he said this is not true, even though I read formal studies on it. He also said there were no "tests" for HPV. Obviously I am getting conflicting results. I claim to know a good bit about this, but it just appears there is so much that is unknown with this virus. Any news/ideas?3. Immunization for it. I also read they are working on a shot like for the flu/Hep A/B. Any news on this?Any replies will help me. Thanks
I don't have it but a girlfriend of mine does and she was told once you have a virus, you can never get rid of it. However, you may not ever get visual symptoms again.
That's only true of a few viruses, ones that insert themselves into cellular DNA. HSV (which causes herpes) is one of those, but I don't think HPV (which causes warts) is, though it certainly hangs around for a long time.
1. Oral HPV is rare, mostly occurring only in babies and other immunocompromised people. It can occur on the larynx in babies born to mothers with vaginal HPV.
2. It is very common for the body to clear the infection or at least to fight it so strongly that the signs of infection go away. Most people with a good immune system can fight it off.
3. there is a vaccine in final phase of trials that has been shown to prevent infection with the worst of the strains of HPV. To find out more do a Google search on HPV vaccine.