Genital warts and genital herpes are both sexually transmitted diseases that are very common in the United States (well, pretty much everywhere for that matter) but they are actually two completely different viruses that spread through sexual interaction.
So what’s the difference between genital warts and genital herpes?
Answer: Genital Warts (HPV) vs. Genital Herpes (HSV)
Well, The biggest difference is that genital herpes come and go as they please whereas genital warts come but do not go away without treatment. This makes genital warts an extra big pain in the ass and herpes almost seems like a miracle (crazy, right?). With genital warts, you usually have to burn them off or use a homeopathic treatment for a few months before they disappear. There are many treatments for genital warts like Wartrol or Dermisil. You might want to check one of them out. With Herpes (HSV), you’re lucky enough to not have to worry about all that stuff.
I answered this question in a little more detail on the FAQ about Genital Warts page. Here’s a link to the question: Are genital warts and genital herpes the same thing?
I apologize for writing an incomplete page but I’ve just about ready to run out of the house. This page will be updated again once I gather some more information. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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Page Updated: May 4, 2011