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Genital Warts (Condylomata Acuminata)

Genital warts, also known as condyloma acuminata or venereal warts, are a form of sexually transmitted disease (STD). Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) which is spread by direct contact with an infected partner through vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse. These warts develop in the genital areas including the vagina, vulva, cervix, urethra, and anus of infected women, and the penis and anus of infected men.

Some genital HPV infections do not cause visible warts, yet can lead to more serious conditions such as cancer. HPV is now considered to be the primary cause of abnormal cellular changes that lead to cervical cancer. The risk for cervical cancer appears to be highest in women infected with HPV for more than six months.

High-risk HPV are associated with moderate dysplasia and carcinoma in situ. Severe HPV types have also been associated with an increased risk for other cancers, including other genital and lung cancers. Women initially infected by one type of HPV do not develop immunity to other types.

Up to one in 10 Americans has a genital HPV infection. Between 500,000 and one million new cases occur every year. The disease can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or sexual preference.

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