|Abstract||The main objective is to reduce the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the complications that can arise in people either presenting with signs and symptoms of an STI, or undergoing investigation for possible infection.|
This guideline offers recommendations on the diagnostic tests, treatment regimens and health promotion principles needed for the effective management of ano-genital warts, covering the management of the initial presentation, as well as how to prevent transmission and future infection.
It is aimed primarily at people aged 16 years or older (see specific guidelines for those under 16) presenting to health care professionals, working in departments offering level 3 care in STI management (see national strategy(2)) within the United Kingdom. However, the principles of the
recommendations should be adopted across all levels (levels 1 and 2 may need to develop, where appropriate, local care pathways).
This guideline was compiled by members of the BASHH HPV Special Interest Group without patient input.