What is it?
Genital warts is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
How do you get Genital warts?
- By touching your genitals with someone else’s genitals who carries the HPV virus. The virus may be present on the skin but no actual warts can be seen
- You can get warts without having penetrative sex
- You can get warts even if you use condoms, as a condom does not cover the whole genital area
How do I know if I have Genital warts?
- You may notice lumps or growths which were not there before around your vagina, penis or anus
- You can carry the virus without developing actual warts.
Where can I get tested?
- Make an appointment with your GP or contact Grampian Sexual Health Services - call 0345 337 9900
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