Can I get genital warts again even if I've already had them once?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Having genital warts once doesn't make you immune from getting them again. In fact, even with treatment, the virus that causes genital warts never completely goes away. Because of this, a person may have several outbreaks of genital warts throughout their lives. It's common for genital warts to come back soon after treatment, usually within the first three months. Remember that it's important to practice safe sex by using a condom every time.

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