Apr 25, 2002
How likely is a man to get HPV from a woman who does not have genital warts. What is the treatment for a man?
| Response from Mr. Kull
While it is possible that HPV (human papillomavirus, the virus that causes genital warts) could be transmitted when a person is asymptomatic, it is not likely. A person is more likely to transmit HPV to their partner if there are warts/lesions present.
Treatment for genital warts should be left up to your primary care doctor or a specialist; you should not treat genital warts on your own with over the counter treatments or other methods. General treatments for external warts on or around the penis/scrotum would be to remove the warts through treatment in the doctor's office or through prescription creams. Cryotherapy (freezing), chemical compounds, surgical removal, electrocautery (burning the wart off), or less frequently, laser therapy, can be performed by a medical professional.
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