Who Gets Genital Warts?

By: bajazz
Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus or also known as HPV. It is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease in the United States. There are certain forms of the disease that are associated with cervical cancer and other genital cancers.

There are many people who are forced to deal with this terrible and annoying problem. There are about fifty million people that have become infected each year. There are also studies that have shown the levels of HPV infection in women are high and even higher in the young women.

There are many young people being infected with genital warts due to the fact that safe sex is not in place. Many young people could avoid having to deal with the disease if there were to use protection when they have intercourse. A condom is good way to prevent this from happening to most people. There are a lot of college students that are finding genital warts to be a nuisance for them. There is an average of fourteen percent of college students that become infected with HPV each year.

Both males and females can get genital warts. There is no one person that has immunity from this disease. Anyone of any gender or age can be infected. On men, the warts will grow on the tip of the penis or at the opening of the anus. For women, the warts can be on an around the vagina and anus as well. If someone has oral sex with anyone that has genital warts, they may grow on their mouth also. It is serious disease, but not one that is potentially fatal.

It is also important to seek medical attention for it as well. You will need to have medicine for the warts so that you do not have to life with them. Although you get cream or ointment for the problem, you will still carry the virus in your skin. This means that you are going to be susceptible to the virus and it can break out on your body at any time.

Stress is related to the outbreak of genital warts too. When you have the virus, it is said that having a lot of stress upon you is a good factor for making the warts appear. It is something that cannot be controlled and all you can do is follow the doctor's orders and keep having protected sex with a condom. Stress will weaken the immune system and it is important to also know that you may have the warts without even knowing it. You may have slight bumps that will feel like small pimples to the touch. In some cases, people do not have any actual warts at all that peak out from the skin.
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