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Genital Warts: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Genital warts (Condylomata accuminata in Latin) are small growths in the genital area that are the result of a virus passed through skin-to-skin contact during sex. They are very common, particularly in young, sexually active people. Some five in a hundred people between 16 and 25 years of age are affected by genital warts. In fact, as many as half of the population may carry the virus at some time but never develop warts, so […]

What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection?

HPV, which is short for human papilloma virus, is the virus that causes warts. There are many different strains of HPV – which type of wart you get will depend on the strain of HPV that you’ve been infected with. The most common types of wart are: Common warts (Verruca vulgaris), which typically appear on your face or hands as raised lumps with a roughened, almost cauliflower-like appearance Plantar warts (Verruca plantaris). These are the […]