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Q: How do you get rid of HPV?

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To get rid of genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, your doctor may recommend prescription topical products applied to the warts or office-based topical treatments. There are no medicines that get rid of HPV or cure the viral infection itself. Other procedures to treat the effects of HPV infection include:

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  1. Genital HPV Infection Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm
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