If you think of the human papilloma virus, men might not be the infected gender which springs to your mind. The connection between the two is not as dangerous as it is for women but men still have a reason to worry about the infection.
This infection is the most commonly transmitted STD. When it comes to the Human papilloma virus, men and women are easy victims to the warts. This is because the warts have a long latent period before they actually show up as warts. For men the latent infection means that they may end up infecting many more people in turn because they were not aware of the fact that they have the infection.
Human Papilloma Virus is a potential cause of some genital cancers as well. The most common sites of the warts are on the penis. These warts have a cancerous potential especially if they are large and tend to occur over and over again. Human Papilloma Virus is responsible for the growth of such warts. The warts can be large and are very prone to bleeding and trauma.
Human Papilloma Virus in men also means that when you have an infection you will have to take precautions. If you have been diagnosed with warts, you should get your partner to come along for a consultation with the doctor as well. This is because unprotected sex with your partner can mean that he or she may be infected too.
You will have to use some kind of protection like condoms to lower the risk of contracting genital warts. The warts have to be treated with creams. The Human Papilloma Virus needs to be treated under the supervision of a qualified doctor. You should abstain from sex when you are using these creams. This is because the creams can cause a lot of irritation and burning. They also tend to weaken latex condoms and diaphragms.
Human Papilloma Virus infections in men tends to cause warts on the penis, in the perineal area and even around the anus. The warts appear about three months after you have had sex with an infected person. You will have to be very careful if you have warts on the penis. This is because such warts are very prone to bleeding and injury.
Don't try to pull out the warts on your own.
This can be a very dangerous thing to do. The sensitive genital skin may get damaged in the process.
You should also refrain from using over the counter preparations to cure human papilloma virus in men. The first thing to note is that the virus cannot be completely eliminated.
The best treatment will only remove the maximum virus load possible to prevent a recurrence.
Any cream which promises a full cure is making a false claim. The creams that you see advertised on the internet and available over the counter are not made of ingredients that will eliminate the virus. You might only end up worsening the infection in such a case.