Genital warts is very easy to get, even if you use a condom for protection. It is almost impossible to be safe from this disease, since your partner can be a carrier of viruses, even if on itself are no visible symptoms. It only takes touch with infected skin or through contact of body fluids during unsafe sex to be infected. This is why this disease has become a global epidemic. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is most commonly transmitted through sexual intercourse, whether it’s a regular sex, oral or anal sex. However warts are transmitted by direct contact with infected skin and mucous membranes.
This disease is very quickly becoming a sexually transmitted disease No. 1 in the world by the number of infected. According to statistics given by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 20 million people in America are infected with HPV virus. The most widespread types of HPV resulted with risk of genital warts or cervical cancer. Estimates are that about 80% of the sexually active population is infected with some kind of virus.
What causes genital warts?
Avoiding sexual contact with infected persons is one way to reduce a risk of infection and transmission of HPV. However, it is for practical reasons, very difficult because many people have the infection but not a visible warts on body from hpv. Condoms do not protect completely; contact (hand and genital / genital and genital) with a part that is not covered by a condom can lead to the spread of HPV from one person to another.
Unsafe sex is a sure way of getting genital warts and main cause of genital warts besides hpv. By using condoms we are not fully protected, because it often happens that warts can not be seen, or we have not yet even aware that we carry the virus. Remains for us all to spread awareness about this disease, at least once a year do Pap test and avoid unsafe sex whenever is possible.