An overview of genital warts
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An overview of genital warts

Sara Richards Nurse practitioner, Slough Walk-in Health Centre, Slough Clinical Commissioning Group

Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection that is particularly prevalent in young people. Although the warts are usually painless and rarely cause any long-term health problems, they can cause significant psychological distress and relationship problems for those affected. This article provides an overview of genital warts to enable nurses to guide people in the prevention and treatment of the infection.

Nursing Standard. 28, 24,46-50. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.02.28.24.46.e8344

Received: 23 September 2013

Accepted: 20 November 2013

Published in print: 12 February 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review