What do we need to know? Who are at risk? What may be done?
The Singapore Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections (or DSC) revealed in January this year statistics on sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in Singapore. Interestingly, Genital Warts was the fourth most common complaint presenting at DSC.
Genital warts are caused by infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
Unlike most other STD, there is a vaccination available in Singapore for the prevention of genital warts. Moreover, the vaccine can reduce the risk of contracting genital warts by approximately 90%.
The vaccine is suitable for both males and females; it provides protection against ano-genital cancers (such as cervical cancer) and throat cancers.
Consult our doctors to discuss whether these vaccinations are suitable for you.