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Are Genital Warts Curable?

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Genital warts are a symptom of the HPV virus and are passed on from person to person by touching your genitals with another person’s genitals who is currently a carrier of the virus. This means that genital warts can be caused even if you wear a condom during sex, as the condom does not cover the whole of the genitalia. So can they be cured? In this article we discuss what genital warts are, the symptoms of genital warts if they can be cured, and potential treatments. Read on to learn more.

Are Genital Warts Curable? Genital warts cannot be cured but they can be treated. Genital warts are a symptom of the HPV virus, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The HPV virus is generally curable over a period of time, and its various symptoms, such as genital warts, are treatable, making the condition manageable and relatively easy to live with whilst the HPV virus clears.

Read on to find out more about genital warts, the symptoms that might occur and how they can be treated.

Can Genital Warts Come Back?

If a person whose body has cleared HPV later contracts a different strain of the virus, it is possible for genital warts to come back. It is also possible for genital warts to lay dormant for a period of time, only to flare up again at a later date. 

Sexual Health Testing with Your Sexual Health

Regular sexual health screening is vital to help stop the transmission of STDs if you are sexually active. It is recommended to be tested for STDs before and after engaging with a new sexual partner.

Your Sexual Health offers a wide range of STD tests at private sexual health clinics across the UK, as well as offering instant testing  and home testing kits. If you’re unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch with one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to assist you.