HPV 16 and 18 are high-risk types known to significantly increase the risk of cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in women, as well as penile cancer in men. The strains can also cause anal cancer and throat cancers in men and women.
Can HPV 16 go away?
The good news is that more than 90% of HPV 16 and 18 infections go away within 6 to18 months of initial exposure.
Should I be scared if I have HPV 16?
If you have HPV, dont be scared. If you have HPV, odds are overwhelming that youre going to be fine. Weve been testing for and preventing cervical cancer for years — ever since the Pap smear was introduced in the 1940s.
Can you clear HPV 16 naturally?
There are currently no medical or natural treatments for the virus, but its symptoms are treatable. If you have HPV, its important to practice safe sex methods to prevent transmission.
Should I worry if HPV positive?
Dont panic If you do have a positive HPV test result, there is no cause for panic. Experts estimate that about 75% to 80% of all sexually active adults have had HPV at one point or another. And, we also know that while HPV is a common link in those that have cervical cancer, most cases of HPV DO NOT become cancerous.