Sex Transm Infect 84:3-7 doi:10.1136/sti.2007.025478
  • Review

Frequently asked questions about genital warts in the genitourinary medicine clinic: an update and review of recent literature

  1. P Goon,
  2. C Sonnex
  1. Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  1. Peter Goon, Clinic 1A, Department of GU and HIV Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK; peter.goon{at}
  • Accepted 22 August 2007


Genital warts are the commonest viral STI in the UK, and the incidence continues to rise. Diagnosing, treating and advising patients about this infection remain a large part of the work in any department of GU Medicine. This article reviews and provides the levels of evidence currently available on data about genital warts, and is primarily to advise and guide clinicians when faced with commonly asked questions in the clinic.


  • Competing interests: None declared.