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GENITAL WARTSGenital warts are one of the most common sexually transmissible infections (STIs). They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 100 strains of HPV, but only some affect the genitals and not all cause visible warts. Genital warts can appear around the genitals and anus or, sometimes, inside the vagina, rectum or urethra.Genital warts appear as painless growths and may be:flat or raisedsingle or multipleclustered together with a cauliflower-like appearance.risk factors:HPV is spread by direct skin-to-skin contact during vaginal or anal sex. It is also possible, but rare, to transmit HPV to the mouth by oral sex. Infection may occur after direct contact with a visible wart or contact with genital skin where the virus is present.Warts may appear within a few weeks after sex with a person who has HPV, or they may take months to appear, or they may never appear. This can make it hard to know when or from whom you got the virus.treatment:It is important to remember that treatment does not get rid of the virus. It only treats the visible warts. For most people, the body’s natural immunity will get rid of the virus over time. Treatment aims to remove visible warts. Always consult your doctor about any treatments. Over-the-counter wart treatments are not suitable for genital warts.There are health clinics around your local area that are free for check up, or you can go to your doctor of whom you trust.


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Three ways you can avoid getting STI's are:Arm yourself with basic information about STDs: How are these diseases spread? How can you protect yourself? What are the treatment options?2.Abstinence:The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have sex.Vaccination:Vaccines are safe, effective, and recommended ways to prevent hepatitis B and HPV. HPV vaccines for males and females can protect against some of the most common types of HPV. It is best to get all three doses (shots) before becoming sexually active. However, HPV vaccines are recommended for all teen girls and women through age 26 and all teen boys and men through age 21, who did not get all three doses of the vaccine when they were younger. You should also get vaccinated for hepatitis B if you were not vaccinated when you were younger. It is super important to get this vaccination even though needles aren't so fun.


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