Genital Warts (hpv) Summary
Genital Warts (hpv) In Brief
Genital warts are caused by a group of viruses called human papilloma virus (HPV).
Of this group of more than 70 types of hpv; types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31 and 35 are sexually transmitted.
The strains most commonly involved in sexually transmitted infection are human papilloma virus types 6 and 11.
Types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35 are significantly associated with cervical and rectal cancer.
Genital warts are spread by sexual contact.
Genital warts (hpv) is incurable; although the disease may be managed by different treatment options.