Genital Warts

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Genital Warts

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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