HPV 101: What You Need to Know

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  • HPV Screenings
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  • What Is HPV?

Black Women Have a Harder Time Clearing Up HPV

In 90 percent of people with HPV, the STD will clear itself up on its own in a matter of two years. But in Black women, it’s more complicated. A 2012 study found that it took almost six months longer for African-American patients to be clear of HPV. 

(Photo: The Press-Register /Landov)

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