It is really confusing and all in all, just a theory to me. What does it mean to you?
Have I cleared the HPV "infection" b/c the cells on my cervix went back to normal and I don't have any warts. However, that doesn't mean that I don't have the virus anymore or does it? Technically, I could still pass it to someone else who could then display symptoms such as warts, rite? Then they would have an HPV Infection, when I didn't have an "infection."
What does this phrase really mean?
I believe this is exactly how I contracted this STI. The guy had it, knew it, got rid of the warts and figured he "cleared the infection." Told me he had nothing and then gave it to me.
I'm afraid of the signal this phrase is sending to people. HPV is already confusing, how can we clearly define what this means?