GENITAL WARTS

GENITAL WARTS

GENITAL WARTS

"The important thing is not to be cured, but to live with one’s ailments."
(Albert Camus)

HPV, "Human Papilloma Virus" is responsible for generating an incurable disease, sexually transmitted, which unfortunately increases the list of, already enormous, infections of this kind. Genital warts or Condylomatosis, has existed for thousands of years and cannot be cured, making the number of carriers to be increasingly higher, and that, paradoxically, while humanity seeks life on Mars.

Until present, there have been found over 100 varieties of species of this virus, of which 30 are transmitted through sexual contact. How hypocritical the nature can be… !? Some of these cause including mutations of the cells in the cervix, causing cervical cancer (at the level of cervix).

           
The disease is transmitted primarily through sexual contact without protection. Touching, is also sufficient for infection, such as caressing intimate areas is enough for the virus to be transmitted to partners. Even in the case of the same individual, a simple "scratch" in the injured area, for then with the same hand touching another part of the body, it makes the warts to contaminate several places.

Transmission is also possible through medical instruments improperly disinfected, dental surgery, body piercing or tattoo making within inappropriate environments, sharing towels or linens and last but not least, the completely unhealthy borrowing of intimate apparel articles: swimwear, women hosiery, pants etc..

  
The expression of warts is materialized through condylomas or warts (fleshy lesions that appear on the affected area), with the appearance of cauliflower or cockscomb. They can also be smooth, with no particular shape, reddish, pinkish or gray. They have a soft consistency and most commonly develop in the genital or anal area. If they are very small, they are quite difficult to see, making the infected "victim" not to know they have this disease and thus contaminate (unwillingly) others too.

In women, the warts are present both on the outside of pubic perimeter, on the large and small labia or in the perianal area, and inside, where it affects the cervix, vagina or urethra.

Men can find them on the skin of the penis, on the prepuce and testicles until the anal area, but also in the urethra or on the frenum (the penis’s string).

Specific signs, if any, are manifested by secretions and urethral discharge, itchy, and during urination eventual pain or mild burns can be felt.

"Human Papilloma Virus" has an incubation period (time between contamination and until the first signs of disease) between two weeks and eight or nine months, and multiplying warts are appearing in a range of three to six months after infection.

In women the risk is major. Lesions found on the cervix or inside it can easily turn into cancerous lesions. The moist environment is very favorable and in the absence of adequate treatment they can grow quite rapidly. Detected in time, they can be prevented from multiplying and degenerate.

Experienced doctors can easily make the diagnosis by a simple clinical examination. If, when diagnosing, warts are observed, more extensive investigations are required.

There is no treatment to lead to complete healing. It can only be intervened in destroying warts already emerged, through several methods (with the amendment that they may reappear anytime):
-local application of healing substances;
-destruction procedures at hot or cold ("electrocautery" or "cryotherapy").
-destruction with the laser (scarring is much faster).

Whichever method is adopted it requires sexual abstinence for the duration of therapy. It should be noted that through appropriate treatment, the risk of contamination of other persons is reduced substantially.

To prevent reinfection, we recommend treating all sexual partners at the same time.

As in any other sexually transmitted diseases, the use of a CONDOM is unquestionably the best means of prevention. Also, the attentions shown in choosing your sexual partners, should be an imperative goal.

"If you do not care of yourself, the negligence will gladly overtake this responsibility for you." (Carrie Latet)