Cryotherapy

Effective therapy for genital warts May require multiple visits to the medical clinic Freezing or cryotherapy is an effective treatment option for genital warts. It is performed by a physician and typically takes from 5 to 15 minutes. Cryotherapy involves direct...

When will my HPV go away?

It depends on many factors including HPV type, location and underlying disease This is undoubtedly one of the first questions a person, who has just been diagnosed with HPV, will ask. It is not surprising, given the nature of the disease and the appearance of warts in...

Podofilox

Time-tested treatment option for genital warts Self-administered by patients Podofilox is one of the best known types of treatment for HPV genital warts.  It has been available on the market for decades.  Better known by its trade name, Condylox, the...

Imiquimod

An effective treatment option First-line topical therapy for HPV Approved by the FDA in 1997, Imiquimod is a prescription medication for the treatment of anogenital warts.  It is also used in the treatment of Actinic Keratosis and early stages of Basal cell carcinoma....

Prevention

It matters most... Probably, the most important aspect of dealing with HPV Human papillomavirus infection is known to be extremely contagious.  A single sexual encounter with an infected individual carries a 65% risk of contracting HPV (1). Infected individuals may...

HPV symptoms in women

There are only few characteristic symptoms Others may suggest developing cervical cancer Human papillomavirus infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection throughout the world.  It is especially common among sexually active adolescents and young...

How common are genital warts?

Oh, they're common... But the incidence should be decreasing... Genital warts, also called anogenital warts, are the symptoms of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide.    It has been well-documented that...

Does HPV go away on its own?

Yes, it does, but... One of the first questions individuals who just learned that they have been infected with HPV is: Does HPV go away on its own?  In most cases, the answer is Yes. However, there is no single best answer to this question, because it depends on a...

What does HPV cause?

The most serious risk of HPV is cervical cancer in women and penile cancer in men. Source:...

Who can get HPV?

Human papillomavirus infects humans and animals.  Humans get infected through sexual contact. Infections per year (US) Source:...