Genital warts is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease. It is transmitted through anal, oral or virginal sex and does not discriminate between men and women. In fact men and women are equally as likely to be infected with the disease.
There are particular groups that are more likely to get the disease than others, but do not panic if you find that you fall under any one of the groups. Young adults in their 20’s, those with multiple sex partners, pregnant women, cigarette smokers, those who use steroids, those who have had cancer, people with HIV, and those who consume alcohol are particularly prone to genital warts infections.
If you fall under any of the above categories it does not mean that you too are infected or is going to be infected. It is important to note that genital warts can be treated. By maintaining a healthy and stress free lifestyle you can avoid getting infected e.g. if you and your partner are faithful to each other then you will not get infected. Eating the proper foods will also keep the disease at bay. If your body is healthy and strong it can fight of the disease.
Condoms do not offer any protection from genital warts so having multiple sex partners will definitely land you into trouble. Condoms do not cover the area that warts usually manifest themselves so any contact with this area will lead to infection. Another way to protect yourself, is by having regular checkups, this way the disease can be detected early and treated, it is important to have the tests done on your sex partner as well so as to avoid re-occurrence of the disease.