HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus.  A papilloma is a wart.  And warts come from viruses – like colds.

Like colds, HPV most often goes away on its own.  It takes an average of 8-9 months for most HPV to go away in most people.  HPV may take longer to go away on it’s own for you, too – or it can go away faster.  It is similar to having a cold – sometimes it seems like a cold lasts forever and sometimes it seems like a cold goes away in a few days.

Here are some INFO sheets that we have created to hopefully help understand HPV and warts: