Genital Warts/Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Genital warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 types of HPV. Some produce warts — plantar warts on the feet, common hand warts, juvenile warts, butcher's warts, and genital warts. About 30 types of HPV can infect the genital area — the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum, anus, penis, or scrotum. Some types may cause genital warts. Other types cause changes in cells and increase the risk of cervical and other certain types of cancers. Most types seem to have no harmful effect at all. There is no cure for genital warts. There are treatments to help remove the visible warts.

For more information on symptoms of genital warts, how it is spread, how it is treated, and how it is prevented, see below:

Genital Warts/Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Basics

Genital Warts/Human Papillomavirus

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Updated Friday, August 07, 2015 at 01:15PM