Did you know that most of us have genital warts?

by Rachel on November 24, 2011

Seriously, I learned that in my human sexuality course. Three in four people have the virus. Men don’t normally grow the warts, so they just keep passing it around. I also learned that the new widely believed theory is that the virus goes away after about 18 months – it doesn’t stay dormant in your body and ready to flare up again forever. However, some still say that it sticks around. Either way, ladies, this is why we need to all have regular paps. Genital Warts can lead to PID and cervical cancer. And if you’re not a virgin- most of us have had them, even if we don’t know it.

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hullo? November 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

That’s a great tid bit of information…. but what exactly is the question?

ksruckman November 24, 2011 at 11:28 pm

If anyone is looking for information on genital warts. Here is a blog that is entirely focused on the subject.

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redjan November 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Not true. Most women do not have genital warts. Most sexually active women have been exposed to one or more of the many strains of HPV, only one strain of which causes warts. Still, regular exams are important as certain strains increase a woman’s risk for cervical cancer. HPV viruses are so small, they pass through condoms, so your not even protected against it during “protected” sex.

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