Prevention of Genital Warts
If you have the HPV virus, you most likely have genital warts. So, you and your sexual partner should be tested and treated right way. It is very important that you inform your partner and avoid sexual contact if there are any visible warts because any contact would be very dangerous and life threatening for the two of you. When the warts are treated, you may not have any symptoms of HPV but since the HPV virus always remains in your body, you can still pass it to your sexual partner. So, it is very important that you protect yourself while having sex. Condoms will protect you from the HPV virus and genital warts and any other STDs that you may be likely to contract.
A condom is a barrier that prevents the exchange of body fluids and the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases. So, use a condom and have safe sex. Also, remember that condoms do not provide 100 percent protection from STDs and infections. Therefore, learn to use your condoms properly. Check the expiry date on your condom package and if your condom breaks during sex, remove it and wear a new condom. Also, do not wear a male condom together with a female condom because it may create friction and cause it to tear. Finally, remember that you should use a new condom each time you have sex.
Another way you can prevent yourself from contracting the HPV virus, genital warts and other STDs is by having sex with only one partner. The more partners you have, the higher chances you have of getting an STD. So, be safe and protect yourself by having fewer sexual partners. You should also have regular check ups for STDs. Getting to know that you have an STD or an infection earlier on will help you get treatment faster and prevent your STD from getting worse. So, if you are sexually active, get yourself tested regularly.