Warts (also called Verruca) are raised bumps on your skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Types of warts include Common warts, which often appear on your fingers Plantar warts, which show up on the soles of your feet Genital warts, which are a sexually transmitted disease Flat warts, which appear in places you shave frequently Most common warts go away without treatment, though it may take a year or two and new ones may develop. The goals of treatment are to destroy the wart, stimulate an immune system response to fight the virus, or both. The goals of treatment are to destroy the wart, stimulate an immune system response to fight the virus, or both. Stronger peeling medicine (salicylic acid) Freezing (cryotherapy) Other acids Laser treatment
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of STDs in the world.
The American Social Health Association calculated that about 5.5 million new cases of HPV infections occur each year in the U.S. About 40 million Americans are infected with genital warts.
There are more than 100 different types of HPV viruses. Of these, 30 different types of HPV are spread through sexual contact. HPV may lead to cervical cancer (at the opening of the womb).
Over half of the women infected with HPV show no symptoms. About two-thirds (2/3) of the people that have sexual contact with someone who has HPV will develop genital warts.
HPV has been found in the genital tract of 85% of women with cervical cancer.
Genital warts are most common among men and women between 20 and 24 years of age.