get HPV genital warts by having sex with someone who is carrying
the virus. Just close genital contact is all it takes to spread
HPV. In very rare cases children and adults can be infected indirectly,
by using a towl that has been infected. Also babies can also be
infected during delivery.
you have sexual intercourse with someone with the HPV
there is a 2 in 3 chance you have contracted the virus. If you
have unfortunately contracted the virus then there is a 50% change
you will develop genital warts. There are about 80 types of HPV
and depending on which strain you catch will determine if you
develop genital warts.
you contract the HPV virus a quiet period
can pass, sometimes several years without any symptoms occurring.
However even without showing any symptoms it still leaves a healthy
partner vulnerable to becoming infected during sexual activity.