HPV affects millions of people across the globe with over 30% of all cases transmitted through sexual intercourse. The transmissions usually cause genital warts and/or abnormal cellular changes in genital areas, which may culminate into cancer. Yet, there is no specific HPV cure. The good news, however, is that many times the symptoms clear on their own without application of any HPV cure. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that more 90% of all HPV infections clear on their own. Nonetheless, experts are divided on whether the body’s immune system clears the virus completely or whether the virus is just reduced to levels that cannot be detected.
While there is no cure for HPV currently available, there are treatments that can eliminate the symptoms of the infection. In addition, there are new and effective HPV vaccines that reduce the rates of infection by the virus. Some of the symptoms usually targeted by HPV treatments include genital warts (that are often related to low-risk HPV types which never result in cancers) and the pre-cancerous symptoms that are linked to high-risk HPV types.