Causes of HPV
HPV infection is caused essentially through sexual intimacy. The infection risk goes up as the number of sexual partners increase. Human Papilloma Viruses can cause diseases like common warts. Plantar warts, anogenital warts, genital cancers, oral papillomas, etc. In men the genital warts can infect the urethra, scrotum, penis and the rectal area. These warts appear as soft, raised masses with a surface that is as smooth as the penile shaft or rough with many fingerlike projections like in anal warts. In women the genital warts have a similar appearance and can affect the moist areas of the labia minora and also the vaginal opening.