The within 6 to 12 months. Others may

The outlook varies. Without treatment
about half of common warts disappear on their own within 6 to 12 months. Others
may dissolve when an over the counter treatment is used for several weeks or
months. Out of all the office treatments, surgical removal of the wart gives
the best results because the wart is cut away in one doctor’s visit. Other
forms of treatment require several office visits like freezing or cauterizing.
After a wart has been removed, there is no guarantee that it will not come back
because it is difficult to be certain that HPV infection has been eliminated
from the deeper layers of the infected skin. Some stubborn warts require
several rounds of treatment before they go away for good. There is an effective vaccine available to prevent
being infected with certain strains of HPV. Because HPV is frequently acquired
within a few years of the start of sexual activity and because HPV more frequently
affects the young children’s cervixes, the most effective use of this vaccine
is in young girls between the age of 10–12.  Pediatricians and others who care for this
population must acknowledge the value of administering this vaccine prior to
the start of sexual activity and prepare to educate families of the
availability and efficacy of HPV vaccines.

HPV is spread through sexual contact.
Most infected people have no symptoms and are unaware they are infected and can
unintentionally transmit the virus to a sex partner. Pregnant woman rarely pass
HPV to her baby during vaginal delivery. 
Most people who become infected with HPV have no symptoms but some do
get the visible warts or have the precancerous changes in the cervix, vulva,
anus or penis. Most HPV infections don’t cause any symptoms and eventually go
away as the body’s own defense system clears the virus. Women with temporary
HPV infections may develop mild Pap test abnormalities that go away with time.  Some types of HPV fall into high
and low risk types. If they lead to cervical, vulva or vagina cancer they would
fall into the high risk but if they lead to genital warts they would be
considered low risk. They’re called low-risk because they’re unlikely to cause
cancer. The only sure
protection against HPV infection is lifelong relationship with an uninfected
partner.  Other ways to protect your self
is the use of condoms and other barrier methods such as dental dams. However, a
new vaccine called Gardasil can now protect women from certain types of
HPV.  This vaccine was licensed in 2006
and is proven to protect against 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital
warts caused by HPV. There is no vaccine for men yet.  If infected with HPV there are some
treatments available once it has progressed to warts.  There are over the counter ointments, lotions
and plaster available to help eliminate or slow the growth of the warts.  If the over the counter treatments are
unsuccessful you can freeze the warts or cauterize them using electricity. In
some cases the application of strong medications such as acids or podophyllum,
which is a poison that comes from a plant are necessary.

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Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the
most commonly transmitted sexual infection. The CDC reports that almost
everyone that is sexually active will contract HPV if not vaccinated. It can
appear just about anywhere on the body. The most common locations are mouth,
anus and genitals where moist mucous membranes exist. Some symptoms are warts,
small, big, white, beige or brown skin growths and even several different types
of cancer.  The warts can range from
small and painless, to large and painful depending on the location. There are
more than 100 different types of HPV, all with their own area to invade.  There are over 40 different kinds that specifically
attack the skin area that cover sex organs like the cervix and the opening of
the anus.  Although HPV is very common,
in most cases the infection does not cause any symptoms. There is a small
percentage of women that experiences cancerous cells in there cervix if not
treated. Some may also experience genital warts.