Dr. Diane Harper - What are the treatment options for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection?

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It is really important for people to understand that HPV is a virus, and with all viruses, we do not have a treatment to cure the virus, not yet anyway. What we do have is treatments to cure and remove the cells that are changed by the virus's actions. So when that virus actually causes changes in the cells on your cervix, that are what we call the precancerous changes, then we can detect those and we can treat those, we can remove those from your cervix still leaving you with your cervix and your uterus so you can still have children.