HPV: The Facts and Your Risk

Think you know all there is to know about HPV? Think again. Uncover the little-known facts and shocking statistics that everyone needs to know – and what they mean for you.

Of those infected with HPV, 50% of them will fortunately clear the virus within 8 months, 90% of them within 2 years. However, some will retain the virus and not develop signs of cancer for many years. The duration of the infection depends on many factors, including the type of HPV virus. Studies have shown that higher-risk HPV types tend to last longer than lower-risk types. \r\n

\r\nHPV leads to cancer by altering your cells’ DNA in a way that causes them to divide excessively. The progression to cancer should take years because the cells need time to accumulate enough mutations from the virus in order to become cancerous. Traditionally, it’s been thought to take about 15 years, but there have been many reports of cancers occurring faster. \r\n

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