This depends on two things. First, how successful the treatment was, which means that all visible lesions were eliminated (decrease of viral load) and second, the condition of your immune system and its capability to suppress the HPVs that remain after the destruction of the lesions. Usually after the removal of the lesions, a period of several months passes before the remaining HPVs are suppressed by the immune system. After their suppression there is a drastic decrease of infectiousness.
Frequently Asked Questions
HPVs: What they are and what they cause
- HPV and cancer
- Am I the only one with HPV?
How do you explain that many people are infected by HPV viruses but only a few have serious problems from them?Does the chance of infection by genital types of HPV increase depending on the number of sexual partners?
- How did I get HPV?
- When did I contract HPV and who gave it to me?
- What are the tests necessary for checking an HPV infection?
Pap testHPV DNA test
- Will I always have HPV?
- How can I protect myself from HPV?
Men and HPV