Many people wonder whether condoms protect against HPV. This is a virus that is primarily transmitted through sexual activity, and due to its high prevalence, the risk of contagion tends to be very high.
Firstly, we would like to emphasize that it is essential to get vaccinated against HPV, especially before initiating sexual activity. This is a very important preventive method that also helps reduce the development of subsequent complications such as cancer.
Does the condom protect against HPV?
The use of a condom can significantly reduce the risk of HPV contagion, as long as it is used correctly.
Furthermore, the combination of female and male condoms increases the barrier, thus preventing closer contact between genitals.
When there are no lesions or warts on the genitals due to HPV, the use of a condom or prophylactic protects against HPV very effectively. However, the presence of these lesions increases the risk of transmitting the virus.
What happens is that the Human Papilloma Virus can be easily transmitted when in contact with warts.
And while the condom prevents contact with some parts of the genitals, it does not isolate the entire area as such. So there are other spaces that can be affected by these skin lesions.
When an outbreak of genital warts occurs, it is most recommended to abstain from sexual activity while these lesions disappear.
On the other hand, there are cases where warts are not easily noticed because they hide between folds of the skin. Lack of awareness of the lesions can increase the risk of infection.
Specialists suggest that in addition to the frequent use of a condom, preventive actions be taken after sexual activity. For example, urinating after intimate encounters and maintaining good genital hygiene.
So in conclusion… how effective is the use of a condom?
The condom or prophylactic can protect against HPV to a significant degree, although it does not protect you 100% from contagion, as it depends on several factors. For example, its correct use or the presence of warts on the genitals.
However, its use is absolutely necessary to prevent reinfection, and there have been studies that have proven its effectiveness in helping to cure warts faster.
These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.
What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.
For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.
I wish you great success in your recovery!
Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.
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