Sexual Health Genital warts. Genital warts are are small, soft lumps in the genital area that are caused by certain types of the human papillomavirus HPV. They are spread from person to person through intimate skin-to-skin contact, and are among the most common sexually transmitted infections STIs.
Jump to navigation. If you have had sex without a condom, or you are worried about genital warts or other STIs, get tested as soon as possible. Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus HPV.
Genital warts are warts that are on or near the vagina or penis the genitals. Genital warts are usually a sexually transmitted disease STD. They're caused by HPV human papillomavirus. HPV also can cause some types of cancer.
Back to Health A to Z. Genital warts is a common sexually transmitted infection STI passed on through vaginal, anal and, rarely, oral sex. Treatment from a sexual health clinic can help them go away.
Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. Nearly all sexually active people will become infected with at least one type of human papillomavirus HPVthe virus that causes genital warts, at some point during their lives. Women are somewhat more likely than men to develop genital warts.
It is a family of over types of viruses that can infect the penis, vulva area outside of the vaginaor anus, and the linings of the vagina, cervix or rectum. Most of the time HPV infection is not serious, does not have any symptoms, and will go away on its own without treatment. The virus is most commonly found on the genitals and anus.
HPV is a very common virus with over strains 5. Some strains can cause cancerous changes, while others cause no physical symptoms and resolve themselves 4, Genital warts may also be known by other names such as genitoanal wartsanogenital wartsor condylomata acuminata. Not everyone who has been infected with these strains of HPV will have genital warts.