bizwap said: 6mo-2yr? Horseshit. You had no chance of making it through your 20's or 30's without contracting SOME strain of HPV. My wife had an abnormal pap before we were married. One treatment, 14 days, no problems. Get a better doctor.
There are over 200 strains of HPV.
The strain I have exhibits as warts, in addition to the risk of cancer. You can spread them even it doesn’t appear that you have an outbreak, and the only way to prevent spreading it to your face, hands, or anywhere else on your body is to refrain from sex, because condoms do not protect you from it.
And they can always and forever come back so long as I have HPV. There is no test for men, to know whether it has been passed to my partner, unless he also begins to exhibit physical symptoms. For this reason, The best course of action is to treat the symptoms, do what I can for my immune system, and keep my pants on.