I think high risk HPV viruses are the ones that have been recently implicated in cervical cancer. Also, I don't think that you get "infected" with the HPV virus the same way as other stuff - ie. it's not in your blood stream - it really just fools the immune system into thinking that it is part of normal skin, and nothing for the immune system to worry about.
For most people, from what I've read, using the acids etc. causes your immune system to wake up, and take notice that there's something going on with your skin there, and help get rid of the HPV virus in that location. However, what I've noticed with my husband is that his immune system just doesn't seem to notice and fight the HPV virus, even if he uses the acids. He has to freeze it off, and use pulsed dye lasers.
The HPV viruses are everywhere, and especially those of us with pets and children are more exposed to it. One of the first questions our dermatologist asked him when he had to go see her with warts was "what kind of pet do you have?" In any case, the high risk HPV virus, can cause cancer of the cervix; pap smears can detect changes in the cervix caused by HPV, and I think they have a procedure to freeze it off, or something like that to get rid of it.
ColitisIsTheWorst - I think it's good that the HPV has been detected, and that you're getting it taken care of. I think if it's come back, it is either a new infection, or they didn't get all of it last time. I'm sorry I don't know more about high risk HPV, but I think you should discuss this with your GI - suppressing your immune system may not be the best thing when trying to rid yourself off HPV, especially the kind that can cause cervical cancer. If I were you, I'd probably wait until I was clear of the HPV virus, before I started immune suppressors (of course this is a completely uneducated opinion).
Please do talk to your GI and to your GYN and see what they recommend you do.
Husband with Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2003, 1st Flareup after diagnosis Apr 2006
Currently mildly flaring - now taking 4 VSL3, Canasa & Cortifoam
Nightly 1000mg time release Canasa
VSL3 1 packet daily