HPV is the human papiloma virus, and can cause genital warts and cell changes on a woman's cervix.
Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus, and there are 2 types. Type 1 can be oral or genital, and type 2 is almost always genital. Both can cause blisters, lesions, etc., but some people don't ever get symptoms. The symptoms of a herpes outbreak would heal within a couple of weeks, then the virus goes dormant again.
Lingering bumps might be hpv. Lingering bumps or spots are not herpes.
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