• Scott Scott
    May 28, 2009
    What is the difference between Herpes and Genital Warts?
    Scott Scott
    May 28, 2009

    What is the difference between genital warts and herpes?



  • Cindy Cunningham
    August 14, 2014
    Cindy Cunningham
    August 14, 2014

    Hi Scott,


    I know you posted this a long time ago, and Samantha360 provided you with a strong answer (Genital warts is HPV. Genital herpes is HSV-2.  The two are unrelated.)   The best course of action if you suspect you have been exposed is to have your doctor check it out.


    In case you wanted additional information about the two types of viruses, you could check out these sites:


    Genital Herpes: The Basics

    Sexual Health

    Genital Warts 


    Hope you are well! 



  • samantha360 November 11, 2009
    November 11, 2009

    They are two different viruses that are commonly transfered sexually.


    Herpes has two strains HSV-1 and HSV-2. 1 is what you would normally see on someones lip otherwise known as a cold sore, and 2 is basicly the same thing but on the genitals (Blisters). Both, although can be visa-versa. Pictures


    HPV is a virus with over a hundred strains. A few of which have been found to cause cervical cancer and a few cause small warts on the genitals and mouth. The warts are brown or pink and start off like little bumps. Pictures


  • confused.. May 28, 2009
    May 28, 2009

    genital herpes causes blister type sores. while genital warts are usually coliflower type shape bumps and arent usually painful. both are quite contageous. and are viruses that stay with you for life. but can be managed and are not life threatening

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