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Venereal Warts Cause

Over 30 types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) are spread through sexual contact, and several of these specifically cause venereal warts. The most common cause is HPV-6 or HPV-11. These types of HPV account for over 90 percent of all venereal warts cases. Other types of HPV that can cause venereal warts include HPV-30, HPV-40 through 45, HPV-51, and HPV-54.

What Causes Venereal Warts?

Venereal warts are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV for short. There are over 100 different types of HPV. Of these, 30 types are spread through sexual contact, making HPV one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Types of HPV That Cause Venereal Warts

Of the more than 30 types of HPV that are transmitted sexually, several can cause venereal warts. Most (over 90 percent) are caused by HPV-6 and HPV-11. Other types that can cause venereal warts include:
  • HPV-30
  • HPV-40 through 45
  • HPV-51
  • HPV-54.

Can Common Warts Cause Venereal Warts?

Besides causing venereal warts, HPV is also the cause of other types of warts, including plantar warts, common warts, and flat warts. However, the types of HPV that cause these warts are usually different from those that cause venereal warts. Therefore, although common warts could be spread into the genital area, it is not common.

Venereal Warts Information

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