Genital warts- Human papillomavirus (HPV)This document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the multilingual resources can be accessed further below.
Title: Genital warts- Human papillomavirus (HPV) (Links to English resource)
Summary: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different types that cause infection on the skin surface. Certain types of HPV cause warts on the hands or feet, while others can cause visible genital warts. However, sometimes HPV infection causes no warts, and many people with genital HPV do not know they have it. The wart virus is mostly cleared naturally by the body’s immune system.
Organisation: Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Publishing date: October 2012
Last reviewed: October 2015
Target audience: General
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