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I tested positive with HPV in 06/06 and 11/06.  I retested in 11/07 and was negative.  In 02/08 I was positive again.  Does this mean I have a new strain or the same one has come back.  Does HPV keep coming up positive on tests your whole life or after my first negative result should it have been gone for good?  My husband claims he picked up this strain from a woman he had an affair with that was married for 6 years.  She claims not to have cheated on her husband except with my husband.  That means she had a strain of HPV for 6 years at least before passing it to my husband.  I thought it cleared your system in 1-2 years?  
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657020 tn?1238037518
It could be a new strain, or the same strain could have reactivated and come out of dormancy. There is no way to know for sure without having done strain specific testing back in 06 and 07. Hpv can be cleared much sooner if the individual pays a lot of attention to their immune system. As always, I recommend to everyone to read Janet Maccaro's 90 Day Immune System Makeover. It teaches you how to eat for your immune system.
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Hi, if a strain reactivates and comes out of dormancy, does that mean you will never clear that strain?
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657020 tn?1238037518
No, that's not what it means at all. It just means that for some reason, the strain has reactivated making the individual contagious again with or without causing symptoms. This may happen as a result of a weakened immune system. Working on the immune system and adopting healthier lifestyle changes is an excellent way to push the virus into dormancy- and keep it there for good.
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Thank you!
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657020 tn?1238037518
Np :)
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