However, studies show that in most cases a healthy immune system will be likely to clear, or suppress, HPV eventually.Some cases may persist for years and result in recurrent lesions, but this is not the norm.Screening for men usually consists of a visual inspection to look for lesions (such as warts).Some health care providers apply an acetic wash (vinegar) as a means of highlighting lesions, but this is not a specific test for HPV and may lead to overdiagnosis.It may also be a good idea to have resources to which you can direct a partner, so you know they turn to trustworthy sources for information.
HPV tests are approved for clinical use with women as 1) follow-up with unclear Pap test results or 2) as primary screening for those over age 30.
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The emotional toll of dealing with HPV is often as difficult as the medical aspects and can be more awkward to address.
This may be the area where you feel most vulnerable, and the lack of clear counseling messages can make this even more stressful, especially where relationships are concerned.