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close this bookBefore you see a Doctor - Understanding your Body and its Common Ailments (Fountain Publishers, 1997, 112 p.)
close this folderSection IX - SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STI)
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View the document31. Trichomoniasis
View the document32. Genital warts
View the document33. Pediculosis pubis
View the document34. Granuloma inguinale
View the document35. Lymphogranuloma venereum
View the document36. Yaws
View the document37. Pinta
View the document38. Gonorrhoea
View the document39. Syphilis
View the document40. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

32. Genital warts

These are due to viruses. Viruses are among the smallest living germs. They cannot be seen by a naked eye.

Genital warts can be transmitted from man to woman or vice-versa. There may be only one genital wart over the walls of the vagina or on the skin of the penis. Occasionally there may be numerous small-sized or big warts which can and often do interfere with smooth sexual intercourse. Such warts may need excision, and the services of a doctor should be sought.