Home > Medical > Genital warts Latest in Genital warts Hands don't spread HPV, study finds Some researchers have speculated that hand-to-genital sexual contact might spread HPV — but new research shows the disease is unlikely to be passed by the hands. HPV vaccine even helps women who didn't get it HPV vaccines have been around for more than a decade, and experts now recommend that all girls and boys be immunised starting at age 11 or 12. 2 HPV shots can prevent genital warts A new study recommends that medical professionals go ahead with the two-dose schedule for the prevention of genital warts caused by the human papillomavirus. HPV vaccine does not spur riskier sex in teens Despite the fears of some parents and even a few doctors, girls who are vaccinated against HPV are not more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour, load more Your Genital warts Guide Genital warts have been described since ancient times. The viruses that cause the warts are varieties of the human papillomavirus (HPV). These viruses have an incubation period (interval between exposure to infection and appearance of the first symptom) of one to eight months. The infectivity (risk of infecting others) is highest soon after development of the lesion. Transmission is usually sexual, with more than 50% of contacts being affected. Their appearance around the anus may be related to anal intercourse, but not necessarily. The entire lower genital tract is usually involved, although it may be without obvious symptoms. How can genital warts be prevented? How are genital warts treated? What are the causes of genital warts? What are the symptoms of genital warts? What are genital warts?