Is there a cure for HPV?
There is no treatment for HPV infections and a healthy immune system should be able to clear most infections. There are vaccines that can help protect you from certain HPV infections but having a vaccine cannot prevent you from getting all types of HPV (because there are many strains) or cure a current HPV infection. However, researchers do believe that it has the potential to decrease cervical cancer rates worldwide once it becomes more widely adopted. HPV vaccines were first recommended for girls in 2006 and boys in 2009. Individuals can get the HPV vaccine as early as 9 years old (but is recommended for ages 11-12) until the age of 26. It is not currently recommended for older adults but is case-dependent and at the doctor’s discretion.