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Genital Warts: Overview

Genital Warts

Genital warts are caused by sexual transmission. The warts are caused by strains of a virus called HPV. Genital warts are also called venereal warts, or condylomata acuminata. Genital warts affect the genitals of both men and women.

The warts appear as small flesh-colored bumps or develop looking like a cauliflower. The wart may be as small as 1 millimeter in diameter or develop in large clusters. The warts appear anywhere on the genitals, anus and the area between the genitals and anus.

These warts are caused by HPV, which is a family of virus. They are more than 100 types of HPV starins. The virus types 6 and 11 cause genital warts. Other types of HPV cause warts on other places of the body. Some types of HPV also cause cancer of the cervix, external genitalia, and anus. No cure has been found to eliminate HPV. THE HPV virus that causes genital warts lives on the skin of the affected person making them a carrier. The affected persons may never develop warts or may develop warts within few months after getting infected. But they are carriers of the virus and transmit the virus to others through sexual contact and skin-to-skin contact.

There is no treatment for genital warts except physical removal when they appear. Even after the warts are removed, they may develop again. As the virus remains in body for the lifetime, the infected person transmits it to his/her sexual partners. Click the links below to find out about the cause, the symptoms, the treatment, prevention and more about genital warts.

Article created on: July 16, 2006

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