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Can I get human papillomavirus (HPV) again?

Yes, you can get HPV again. There are more than 100 different strains (or types) of HPV, and approximately 40 of those are sexually transmitted and affect the genitals. It is possible to clear one strain and then be infected with a different one, especially if you have a new sexual partner. 
Yes. There are many types of HPV, so you can get HPV again.
This answer is based on the source infromation from the National Women's Health Information Center

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