Human Papillomavirus Prevention
Warts can disappear without special treatment, but it does not mean HPV virus also disappeared. This virus will remain hidden in the body of the person and can spread it to others.
The main step in preventing Human Papillomavirus infection is vaccination. Cervarix, Gardasil, and Gardasil 9 are the types of Human Papillomavirus vaccine that can help prevent genital warts and cervical cancer.
This vaccine is generally recommended for adolescent girls and can be given from the age of 10 years to 26 years.
In addition to vaccinations, there are a number of preventive measures that may be useful. These simple steps include:
- Avoid touching the wart directly. Immediately wash hands with soap if not accidentally touch the warts.
- Do not keep pairing and be alone with your partner.
- Use a condom every time you have sex. Although not fully effective, this step may reduce the risk of transmission.
- Maintain cleanliness, for example wearing footwear in public areas are damp (like the edge of the pool) and wear clean socks.
- Avoid sharing the use of personal items, such as razors or nail clippers.