I've already posted about how I was cured of cheilitis using a combination of saliva and cocoa butter here. Regarding the HPV theory (and candida, dermatitis, etc), the saliva/cocoa butter method does not contradict the HPV theory at all. There is scientific evidence that supports saliva containing antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory agents. Now, I also agree with many posters on this forum that licking your lips will dry it out, which is why it's imperative to apply cocoa butter immediately afterwards.
I had all the classic signs of both exfoliative cheilitis and angular cheilitis: extremely flakey and cracked lips, cuts on the corner of my mouth, a peeling cycle, scabs of dead skin, crustiness, bleeding, white build-up on lips after showers, etc.
Another user on this forum, jp20, was also cured of EC using a simliar method. He had EC for over a decade and his posts dates back to 7 years on this forum. Now, are his experience of curing EC and mine just isolated incidents? I'm not sure. I can't find any posts by other users undergoing this specific treatment. Keep in mind, I'm not promising that this will work for you or for anyone else. I'm happy to have made you smile though!
re: pics, I already talked about this and answered other questions you had on another post in more details.
This was over 3 and half years ago and I'm not certain on the exact time frame, but I believe I was cured of EC in about 2-3 weeks because my peeling cycle was gone by then. The amount of time may be different for others trying this treatment, if it even improves their condition at all. If it doesn't, I still urge everyone who undergoes this specific treatment to report their results, because then we will have more concrete numbers on the success or failure of this treatment. So far I know of another member of this forum that is currently trying this method; He's had EC for over four years and reports that in two days of using saliva and palmer's cocoa butter, that "it does seem to be the best thing to ever happen to my lips. They seem softer and smooth during the day, and I usually start to see that white peeling border when they get wet (e.g. shower) but after I wipe it off it looks pretty good." I had similar experiences during my first two days, although my lips were noticebly less flakey.