Is there a cure for HPV?

There is no treatment for HPV infections and a healthy immune system should be able to cure 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 until age 26 but there are no studies on the usefulness of the vaccines after age 26. It is not currently recommended for older adults (2018).