4 Myths and Misconceptions of Genital Warts

by Rachel on July 28, 2010

The human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes genital warts are very common. Hundreds of millions of people around the world to develop genital warts each year. According to health experts, one of the main reasons why many people are becoming infected because many people do not have clear, accurate and current information about HPV. Poor dissemination of information about signs and symptoms, causes, risks, treatment, complications and prevention of genital warts lead to an increased prevalence of the disease. Unfortunately, he gives false information about HPV infection, the state of deterioration. Therefore, a clear understanding of genital warts should be encouraged. Such a campaign should start with the fight against the most common myths and misconceptions about genital warts and HPV. Here are some examples. Myth No. 1: Only women are susceptible to infection with HPV genital warts, and develop Genital warts are very common in the world. Anyone who is sexually active, is likely to develop genital warts. HPV not choose the sex or age. Men and women against HPV and genital warts. However, pregnant women are more likely to have severe symptoms. In addition, women infected with HPV are the most visible symptoms of genital warts are infected than men. This is mainly because the humid environment of the vulva and vagina is a dynamic place for breeding and the spread of the virus. Myth # 2: A person can genital warts that if he engages in unprotected sex. Genital warts are sexually transmitted. You may have been infected with HPV, especially if you have unprotected sex. However, you can also be genital warts by skin contact. Even if you are not penetrative sex, anal sex, oral sex or engage, you can always, if the infection was carried out mainly in direct contact with the genitals. If you share sex toys with a person infected with HPV, you are at high risk for developing infection. Myth No. 3: Condoms can protect you against genital warts Although condoms can provide some form of protection against transmission of HPV, there is a strong possibility of developing genital warts. Since genital warts are viral, it can easily spread by direct contact with skin. Even if you wear So while condoms during sexual intercourse with a person infected with HPV can transmit the virus because the condom does not cover the entire male genitalia. Myth No. 4: If there is no visible genital warts, which means that you are not infected with HPV Not everyone who is infected with HPV signs and symptoms. In fact, only one percent of the population infected with HPV genital warts. Among people with genital warts, the warts are not all appear in the outer genital and anal areas. Instead, most genital warts developing in the vulva, urethra and anus. Although HPV has been transferred, and not the signs and symptoms appear automatically. Genital warts may develop after the incubation period. The incubation period varies from person to person. Some are only three weeks, while two others take years, if anyone should be aware of the infection can not.

For more information, visit Genital Warts Support Team – a health resource dedicated to providing factual information on the treatment of genital warts. Do not miss the relevant headings: 1 “What are genital warts?” 2 “Symtoms of Genital Warts” and more.

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