"You can see them, so you can't hide them!"
Genital Warts at a Glance
HPV (human papilloma virus) is the most common type of viral STD. There are more than 70 types of HPV. Some of those HPV's cause genital warts. Genital warts are wart-like growths on the genitals.
Genital warts could appear after a few weeks or even a year after infection. The warts may be soft or hard. They are usually flesh-colored or white, and usually resemble a cauliflower. The warts are usually painless, but visually look disguising.
First, a Pap smear is taken to collect cells to be tested for cancer. No treatment can completely get rid of warts, although you can burn, freeze, and cut off the wart. The wart may appear after this procedure though. The virus, in rare cases, can go away by itself.
You can get warts on your face, or even in your throat. Cancer from HPV can often take years to appear. About 360,000 people get genital warts each year. Genital warts can get on a baby during vaginal birth.