QUESTION & ANSWER
How long does HPV stay in your system?
The body’s immune system naturally clears most human papillomavirus (HPV) infections (about 90%) within two years, but sometimes HPV infections will last longer. People who carry the virus can pass it to others even if they don’t have signs or symptoms. While there is no treatment for the virus itself, there are treatments for the symptoms and diseases caused by HPV, including genital warts and cervical and other cancers.