Genital Warts/Human Papillomavirus (HPV)- Minnesota Dept. of Health

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.

Genital Warts/Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Basics

Genital Warts/Human Papillomavirus

  • HPV: Promoting Early Adolescent Vaccination (Health Plan Initiative/Stratis Health)
    The HPV performance improvement initiative is a collaborative effort by nine health plans contracted to provide quality improvement projects targeted at the Medicaid population in Minnesota. The goals of the initiative are to promote awareness of the HPV vaccination and to increase the percentage of females that receive vaccination. Learn more about the intervention strategies and resources available for providers on this site.
  • STD Treatment Guidelines: CDC
    CDC’s latest treatment guidelines for STDs.
    • The STD Treatment Guidelines are also available as a mobile app for download on both Apple and Android. Check out your device‚Äôs app store for more information.

  • CDC's Image Library
    Image library from CDC's Public Health Image Library (PHIL).

Updated Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12:32PM