When you have been exposed to genital warts during sexual intercourse you may not realize what this means and what it can do or how to treat it. Most cases of genital warts are caused by a strain of the Human Papilloma Virus, more commonly known as HPV. This virus can be highly contagious and there are 70 different types that all have different degrees of severity. Some cause cervical and penis cancer, some cause complications during conception, infertility, and some are completely undetectable and people do develop immunity to them.
Genital warts are caused by sexual activity and can develop in the mouth and throat if you engage in oral sex with an infected person. Men and women are both at risk and usually develop the warts in the genital or anal region of the body. You are more at risk if you begin sexual activity at a young age, if you have sex with someone who has had multiple sex partners, if you have unsafe sex, and if you have more than one sex partner.
There is no cure for the HPV infection and even if surgery is performed the patient may develop the virus again. Some people do become immune and some can take other treatments which keep it under control like gels, creams, chemical treatments, laser therapy, and antiviral drugs which are injected into the warts.