Human Papillomavirus also known as HPV is the virus that can develop into Genital Warts. Genital Warts are a sexually transmitted disease or STD. In most cases Genital Warts are small, flat, skin-colored bumps. In fact Genital Warts can be so small that you cannot see them with the naked eye. In the majority of cases, Genital Warts go unnoticed from the time of infection for months and even years.
GenitalWarts, sometimes called Venereal Warts, are contracted through sexual contact. They're spread by direct, skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected person.
Even thought the warts can be removed, the viral infection or Human Papillomavirus cannot be cured. The Genital Wart Virus will continue to live in the skin, regardless of Genital Wart Removal procedures. With the virus continuing to live in the skin, many times the Genital Warts will return even after removal. Many times the infected person may need to have the Genital Warts removed more than once.
Consider the following Genital Wart Removal Techniques:
- Cryotherapy (freezing the infected area)
- Genital Wart Laser Removal
- Loop Electrosurgical Excision (LEEP)
- Using Special GenitalWart Removing Chemicals
Certain kinds of HPV, if left untreated, can cause cancer of the vulva, vagina, anus or penis. Persons suspecting Genital Wart Infection should always consult with a doctor.