3 Common Questions About Genital Warts
Out of the over 100 human papilloma virus types, some are transmitted through sexual contact and infect the genital region. These are known as genital HPV's.
HPV's are divided into two types - low-risk and high-risk. Studies revealed that some 5-year-old children were infected with HPV but not through sexual contact. Genital human papilloma virus is transmitted by direct contact with an infected person. Genital warts are highly contagious and approximately 80% of individuals with more than one sex partner are likely to get the virus at some time in their lives.
HPV can still be transferred in exposed genital areas not covered by condoms. The human body reacts to HPV infection in various ways. Infected people with strong immune systems manage to eliminate the virus without knowing it. A small percentage of individuals who contract HPV Types 6 and 11 will get genital warts. Genital warts will usually be found in the genital and anal areas. 3. Can Genital Warts be Treated?
Genital warts are easily treatable especially when detected in its early stage.
Source: W. Darren

5 Tips to Protect Against HPV and Genital Warts

Genital warts, also known as condyloma acuminata, have become a worldwide problem.
1. Visit your Doctor
If you are infected, your doctor will prescribe the most suitable treatment for you after assessing your medical and sexual background and the size and location of your warts infection. If the test results show that you are HPV-free, it doesn't mean your genital warts problem stops there; you should work on how to prevent it from spreading.
2. Genital Warts are Not True STD's
You may catch genital warts not only through vaginal and anal sex but also through direct skin-to-skin contact.
3. Are Condoms Reliable?
4. Practice Safer Sex
Dr. Berman is assistant Ob-Gyn professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
5. Get Immunized
Young girls and women can have themselves immunized against genital warts and cervical cancer. A new vaccine called Gardasil provides protection against four types of HPV that cause cervical cancer and genital warts.
Source: Brian Alexis

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