I got HPV 16 probably in 2005 and it stayed in my cervix for 4 years. When the dysplasia (CIN III) was removed by excision, HPV may be have been removed in toto. In case I will be tested HPV- after the treatment, should I assume that:
1. HPV is eliminated from my body or
2. HPV has become dormant (and where is it located if dysplasia was removed, in healthy epithelium of cervic?)
And if it remains dormant, why will it not become undormant immediately again, because my immune system will be the same that it was when the HPV was active?
I understood previously that if HPV becomes dormant/eliminated it cannot anymore become active. If that is not correct, please refer a link to a scientific study/article that proves that after one has tested negative for HPV, it can become active/undormant again (without new infection).