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 2014Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review