Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Genital Wart Cures

Genital warts, also called condylomata acuminata, are one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD). In fact, research reveals that genital warts infect 5.5 million Americans each year. HPV (Human papillomavirus) is responsible for genital warts.

Genital warts are viral infections, which persist for a long periods in the tissue around the genital area of both men and women. They look like small bumps similar to a cauliflower. They may be as small as 1 to 2 mm in diameter or multiply into a large cluster.

Currently there is no cure for HPV infection. When the HPV virus infects a person, he or she carries the virus for life. Treatment can remove the visible warts but cannot eradicate the virus. The development of a vaccine against HPV is under way, but is not yet available. So once treated the virus remains in the infected area and can recur at any time. Also, the virus can lay dormant in such a way that, even if you believe the virus to be eradicated, you can infect a partner without even knowing it. For this reason, you should get tested for all STDs anytime you switch from one partner to another.

Topical chemical solutions and anti-viral solutions have been applied successfully as well as cryotheraphy, surgical removal and electrosurgery. Abstaining from sex with individuals infected with warts or HPV or using condoms are the best ways to avoid contracting the virus or passing it on to a sexual partner, however, these precautions may not always protect you from infection since the virus may present outside the protected area.

Genital Warts provides detailed information on Genital Warts, Genital Wart Medication, Genital Wart Removal, Genital Wart Symptoms and more. Genital Warts is affiliated with HPV Treatments.