Can HPV be removed through treatment for CIN?
I’ve heard quite a lot of conflicting information re this topic. Although I’m aware there’s no treatment available for the virus itself, one of the experts at Jo’s has told me that given my clear margins and straight-forward removal of CIN 2, the “most likely outcome” at my 6 month follow-up smear will be “both smear test and HPV test will be negative and that particular type of HPV will not return”. Does the HPV virus only affect the area of my cervix that showed abnormalities (as this would suggest) or is it found throughout the body once infected? I’ve also seen on forum posts on here within the last couple of days that some Dr’s say treatment can kick-start the immune system into fighting the HPV? I’ve been with my husband for 4 years and I’m worried that I will have had HPV all this time and my body can’t fight it off? I did have a normal smear 3 years ago but I don’t think this was tested for HPV. It’s all very confusing! Vicky xx