Genital Warts, Diseases Transmitted Infections Rising

The incidence of genital warts disease ranged between 20-26 percent of all sexually transmitted infections. Genital warts (condylomata acuminata) caused by HPV types 6 and 11. In genital warts, nearly 100 percent caused by the HPV virus.

The incidence of genital warts in Indonesia increased considerably in recent years. In the sexually transmitted infection clinic Dr.Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, genital warts first rank of new cases of sexually transmitted infections in 2008-2011. The same data also found in the city of Denpasar, Medan, Bandung, and Semarang, Indonesia.

This disease can occur in men and women. In women, genital warts can appear on the inside and outside of the genitals, genital area and also on the neck of the womb (cervix). Genital warts can cause symptoms such as burning, itching, or pain. In men, genital warts appear on the penis or the area around the penis.

"Although not fatal, but the disease is causing great psychological burden. If left untreated, genital warts also can cause infection sideline," said dr.Andi Darma Putra, Sp.OG (K), in the event of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV ) in Jakarta some time ago.

Genital warts that appear in the vagina can cause bleeding during intercourse, complications of pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, despite having treated the virus that causes genital warts is still present in the body and can reappear.

Transmission of HPV cause genital warts occur through various types of genital contact. "A person can be infected with HPV from another infected person while the person is seen not suffer illness or injury. Genital warts can appear weeks or months after contact with an infected person," said Andi.

Treatment of genital warts can be done by using freezing, burning, or using a laser. If genital warts do not respond to treatment, the doctor will perform surgery to remove them.

This disease can be prevented with vaccination for HPV. Vaccination is necessary to boost immunity against HPV virus so that the risk of contracting the disease genital warts, cervical cancer, precancerous vulvar and vaginal, all of which are caused by the HPV virus, can be suppressed.