What is included in patient education information about genital warts and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Treatment of genital warts can be difficult and lengthy. Patient expectations should be set appropriately. Counsel patients on their risk of infectivity to others, and advise them of their increased risk of having acquired other STDs. Remind them that genital warts resolve spontaneously in 20-30% of women within 3 months. [28]


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