Treatment of warts means that you are no longer contagious.
Even after warts are treated, the virus may remain, and warts return. Since warts may return, it is not clear if treating warts reduces a person's
chances of giving the virus to a sex partner.
Genital warts lead to cervical cancer.
The fleshy growths known as warts are generally benign (non-cancerous). There are several types of HPV that are strongly associated with cancer.
These types are 16, 18, 31, 45, and half a dozen others. These types are collectively known as "high risk" types, not because they usually or
frequently cause cancer, but that when cancer does develop it can be linked back to one of these types. Genital warts are caused by "low risk"
types of HPV.
Condoms prevent HPV infection.
Condoms used correctly from start to finish each time may help provide protection, but only for the skin that is covered by the condom. Condoms do
not cover all of the genital area, so they don't protect 100%.