What is co-infection?
What is an STI?
How do I get an STI?
How will I know if I have an STI?
Is it easier to get an STI if I have HIV?
Will douching stop you from getting STIs?
Common Crotch Concerns
  Genital Herpes
  Genital Warts
Hepatitis C (HCV)
Tuberculosis (TB)

Genital Warts

What is genital warts? A common virus, the human papilloma virus or “HPV”, cause genital warts.

How do I get it? Skin-to-skin contact and vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has warts or the virus.

Symptoms: Usually this is painless, sometimes you can feel itchy in your genital region. The warts may appear individually or in clusters inside or outside your crotch.

Prevention: Lots of people have warts and don’t know it, especially women, because the warts can be inside the vaginal area. You should use condoms and other latex barriers to reduce the risk of catching it. BUT, since it is passed on by skin-to-skin contact, you can get it very easily.

Treatment: Genital warts are treatable. Talk to your doctor about the best options for you.

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