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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Treatment and Care

Some health effects caused by HPV can be prevented with vaccines.  

Can I be treated for HPV or health problems caused by HPV?

There is no treatment for the virus itself. However, there are treatments for the health problems that HPV can cause:

  1. Genital warts can be treated by you or your physician. If left untreated, genital warts may go away, stay the same, or grow in size or number.
  2. Cervical precancer can be treated. Women who get routine Pap tests and follow up as needed can identify problems before cancer develops. Prevention is always better than treatment. For more information visit www.cancer.org .
  3. Other HPV-related cancers are also more treatable when diagnosed and treated early. For more information visit www.cancer.org

Treatment Guidelines and Updates

Resources for Clinicians



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