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Genital warts (HPV) treatment - Online visit

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Virtual visit
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*Prices vary by location
Get virtual care from a licensed clinician quickly—no appointment necessary.
Answer some health questions and connect with a clinician
Pick up any prescribed medication at a pharmacy of your choice or have it delivered
Pay a flat visit fee without surprise bills (insurance not accepted)
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This visit may be right for you if

Ages 18-64
You’ve been diagnosed with genital warts (HPV) by a healthcare provider
You have small growths in your genital area or outside your anus
Your warts aren’t inside your vagina, urethra, or anus
You're not pregnant

Commonly prescribed genital wart medications

Your clinician will determine which (if any) topical anogenital wart treatment is medically appropriate for you based on your symptoms and health history. If you're prescribed medication, pick it up at a pharmacy of your choice. Choose Amazon Pharmacy for free delivery and transparent Prime pricing. The cost of your prescribed medication may be covered by health insurance.
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(Aldara, Zyclara)
Immune enhancer
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Kills wart tissue
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Derived from green tea
Your clinician won’t prescribe interferon injection, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or bichloracetic acid (BCA), as these genital wart medications must be applied by a healthcare provider. They also won’t prescribe the HPV vaccine or in-person procedures like cryotherapy (freezing warts), electrocautery (burning warts), or surgical removal.
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How it works

Treatment for ages 18-64
Answer some questions
We'll ask some questions about your symptoms, health history, and what you're looking for.
Connect with a clinician
Choose from multiple online providers and between video or message-only (if available in your state).
Get a treatment plan and medication, if prescribed
Your clinician will determine what's medically appropriate for you and send any prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice.
Follow up for 14 days
You'll have unlimited messaging with your clinician for 14 days after you receive your treatment plan. Ask questions about your treatment, or change or adjust your medication.
Multiple online clinics to choose from
Amazon Clinic partners with online clinics to deliver treatment. All partners have U.S.-licensed clinicians and adhere to strict regulatory standards.
Compare prices, response times, and available treatments to pick the online clinic that works best for you.
Frequently asked questions
What causes genital warts?
Genital warts are caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 180 subtypes of HPV, but the vast majority of people with genital warts have type 6 or type 11. These low-risk infections can trigger small growths (warts) on mucosal surfaces like the genitals or anus. Other subtypes of HPV, particularly type 16 and 18, are considered high risk because they may eventually lead to cancer in both men and women.

HPV spreads through sexual contact as the virus enters the body through fragile skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HPV is the world's most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
What do genital warts looks like?
Genital warts (condyloma acuminatum) are usually small, flesh-colored, and painless growths. They can appear separately or in clusters. When in clusters, they may have a cauliflower shape. They can sometimes be itchy.

In men, genital warts can appear on the tip or shaft of the penis, the scrotum, and/or the anus (anal warts).

In women, genital warts can appear outside or inside the vagina, around the anus, and/or on the perineum (the area between the vagina and the anus).

Genital warts are diagnosed in person by visual inspection and sometimes through further testing. You must have a prior diagnosis of HPV from a healthcare provider to get genital warts treatment through Amazon Clinic.
How do I know if I have HPV?
Low-risk HPV can be diagnosed from a confirmed outbreak of genital warts. But 90% of people with HPV won't get genital warts. In fact, their infections will go away on their own within about 2 years.

When certain HPV infections don't clear naturally, they can bring serious long-term health risks. High-risk types of HPV infection are associated with the following cancers:
• Cervical cancer in women
• Vaginal and vulvar cancers in women
• Penile cancer in men
• Anal cancer in men and women
• Mouth and throat (oropharyngeal) cancer in men and women
If you're a woman, the only way to detect an HPV infection that can cause cervical dysplasia or cancer is through regular Pap smears. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that women aged 21 to 29 get Pap smears every 3 years. Women aged 30 to 65 can either get Pap smears every 3 years, opt for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing every 5 years, or get both screenings every 5 years.

If you're a man who has sex with men (MSM), a healthcare provider may recommend an anal Pap smear to test for cell abnormalities.
How do I know who gave me genital warts?
Genital warts can appear months or years after someone is infected with HPV 6 or 11. Therefore, it can be difficult to determine when the exposure to HPV occurred. It's possible to infect sex partners with the virus even if you never get HPV symptoms like genital warts. Condoms are only somewhat effective in blocking transmission, as they don't prevent all skin-to-skin contact.
How long do genital warts last?
Genital warts may spontaneously go away within a year. With genital warts treatment, the warts can resolve much faster—within 3 months.

Clinicians usually recommend trying a new genital wart therapy if your warts haven't responded after 3 weeks or if they haven't gone away completely after 6 to 12 weeks of wart treatment.

Because these treatments don't cure the human papillomavirus (HPV) itself, it's not uncommon for genital warts to return, especially within the first few months after treatment.
Can I get the HPV vaccine at any age?
You can get the 9 valent HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9, Cervarix) through the age of 26. HPV vaccination is most effective when it's given before someone becomes sexually active, which is why it's often recommended for children aged 9 to 12. If you're over the age of 26, you can talk to a healthcare provider about the vaccine's efficacy.

HPV vaccination prevents you from getting a number of subtypes of the virus, including types 6 and 11 (low risk) and types 16 and 18 (high risk). These infections can cause conditions that range from genital warts to anal cancer.
What types of visit can I have?
Video visits are available in all 50 states and D.C. Message-only visits are available in 34 states. To see your visit options, first choose your state.
Can I use my health insurance to pay for a visit and/or medication?
Amazon Clinic doesn't accept health insurance for visits at this time. You can submit a claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement, but we can’t guarantee they’ll reimburse you.

If you normally use insurance to pay for your medications, you can do that with medications prescribed through Amazon Clinic. Amazon Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. For other pharmacies, please talk with your pharmacy directly about insurance coverage. The cost of medication isn’t included in the cost of your visit.
How does Amazon Clinic protect my health information?
Amazon Clinic protects your health information by strictly following the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA governs what Amazon Clinic and your healthcare providers can do with your medical information, as well as your contact and payment information. Amazon Clinic doesn’t and will never sell your personal information. Learn more on our privacy page.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021). STD facts - Human papillomavirus (HPV). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2. CDC. (2021, July 14). Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection - STI Treatment Guidelines.
3. Yuan, J., Ni, G., Wang, T., Mounsey, K., Cavezza, S., Pan, X., & Liu, X. (2018). Genital warts treatment: Beyond imiquimod. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics, 14(7), 1815–1819. Retrieved from