Pharmacy Corner
Common STIs – Anywhere but there! Genital Warts

What are genital warts?

Genital Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and normally happen around the genitals and anus.

How do you get genital warts?

The HPV infection can be passed through intimate skin to skin contact with the mouth, vagina or anus with an infected person4.

Who gets the infection?

Anyone sexually active can get the infection but there are some factors that will increase your risk. These are:

  • Having unprotected sex3
  • Sex with multiple partners3
  • Already having another sexually transmitted infection3
  • Having sex with a partner whose sexual history you don't know3