Human papillomavirus & warts

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I would like to do a papillomavirus test



I want to learn more about the papillomavirus



I would like to do a complete sexual health check-up



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I need treatment for genital warts



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I want to learn more about papillomavirus and testing


  • I’m an HIV negative woman
  • I’m an HIV negative man
  • I’m HIV positive
I’m an HIV negative woman

A common disease: When we start our sex lives, it is estimated that about 25% of people get infected the first time they have sex.
Most infections in women who are HIV negative have no long term consequences. Throughout our sex lives we get infected with various strains of papilloma virus, and then eliminate them from our bodies.
This virus can produce warts but is most often silent without symptoms.

Positive for oncogenic strains:
– A biopsy should be done to be on the safe side

Negative for oncogenic strains:
You could have been infected in the past but not currently

How to prevent cervical cancer:
Do a papillomavirus typing test, do regular smear (PAP) tests and use a condom
We can do this test in just 1 hour in our Madrid clinic or in 7 days if you want to do the test from home
Oncogenic strains can induce changes which can lead to cancer:
It is well known that the majority of cervical cancer is produced by oncogenic strains of papillomavirus.
Therefore most women do a regular smear test (the PAP test) with their gynaecologist to look for any early changes and get them treated.
The presence of oncogenic strains a cautionary biopsy which is the main reason for doing papillomavirus typing test. There are some 40 strains that can be sexually transmitted. Types 16, 18, 31, and 45 are considered the most dangerous.
The papillomavirus typing test is easy. It just consists of rubbing a swab over the cervix.
Nobody carrying this virus ever goes straight from normal cells to cancer. There is always an intermediate stage (called dysplasia) which are exactly the changes we look out for.
When we see these changes, a treatment can be started that stops the situation from worsening so as to protect the patient’s health.
There is now a vaccine against the most common of the dangerous strains. Speak to your gynaecologist for more information.

How to do the test? 
You can do this test from home! It is simple and easy. We send you out a kit to collect your own sample, which you then return to us. We will do the DNA detection test for HPV and results take maximum 7 days.
Click here to find out about the at home test
If you would like to do a papillomavirus typing test in our clinic in Madrid we can get the results back to you in just 1 hour.
Contact us to book an appointment to do the test in our Madrid clinic

I’m an HIV negative man

This is the most common sexually transmitted disease:

  • When we start our sex lives, it is estimated that about 25% of people get infected the first time they have sex.
  • Most infections in men who are HIV negative have no long term consequences.
  • Throughout our sex lives we get infected with various strains of papillomavirus, and then eliminate them from our bodies.
  • This virus can produce warts but is most often silent without symptoms.

Turning into cancer is not common in men

  • There are oncogenic strains of papillomavirus (ones that can produce cancer) but they occur so very infrequently in HIV negative men that their presence is not a relevant threat.
  • We don’t tend to do test for these strains for reasons you can read in the table below:

Positive for oncogenic strains:

  • This is not usually a threat in men
  • Your partner could have become infected but has managed to eliminate the virus

Negative for oncogenic strains:

  • But you could have been infected in the past, have transmitted the virus to your partner, but now you are negative because you eliminated the virus from your body

How to protect your partners:

  • Condoms reduce risk but the best way to protect partners against cervical cancer is to ensure they do their yearly gynaecological check-ups
I’m HIV positive

In HIV positive men:

  • There is a high level of anal papillomavirus infection with oncogenic strains, even in men who are not passive in sex.
  • Therefore in this group of men we have seen an increase in the rate of anal cancer.
  • In Spain, there is no well-coordinated public health sector consensus about how to manage this situation.
  • We can offer you an annual check-up to determine if there are any oncogenic strains and if so, do an anal smear test to check there are no pre-cancerous changes.
  • This way we can watch out for any warning signs of change and get treatment started to stop its progression.

In HIV positive women:

  • There is a high level of anal papillomavirus infection with oncogenic strains, in the cervix and anus, even in women who do not practise anal sex.
  • Therefore in this group of women we have seen an increase in the rate of anal and cervical cancer.
  • It is extremely important to do regular check-ups with your gynaecologist, including smear tests from the anus.

I would like to do a papillomavirus typing test


This test is most relevant to women, because the presence of so-called oncogenic strains of papillomavirus (those which may cause changes in the cervix and may then lead to cancerous changes) should prompt a more thorough gynaecological check-up not just smear testing.
In women over 30 years of age Spanish guidelines suggest HPV testing every 5 years.
It is a very simple test that you can do in your own home. You send us back the samples and in just 7 days we will send you the results!
If you want a fast-track result then you can come to our clinic in Madrid and we can do this test in just 1 hour!

How to do this test from home:
Simply purchase the collection kit in our online shop. We will send this out to, and then you have to take a vaginal sample – this is easy and painless. This sample gets sent back to us and we will process your sample. If you would like information about other STI tests we can offer you from home, please click here.

 Visit our online shop to purchase this test 120€
Click here for a phone consultation with our doctors 40€

Results in just one hour in our Madrid clinic:
We can do this test in our clinic with results in just 1 hour. As always, if you come to see us here, the medical consultation with our doctor is free.

 Call us to book an appointment at Open House Madrid to do this test 150€


Confused by what you’ve read? Three suggestions

How can we help you?



You can book a phone consultation with our doctors or come to Madrid to see them

Please trust our clinical judgement. Open House has done nearly 60.000 STI tests.

Caution! It is important to read about the Window Period before doing tests UNLESS YOU HAVE WORRYING SYMPTOMS

A quick overview of our statistics regarding warts


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Clinical success after the first treatment session



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Clinical success after the second treatment session


Wart treatment in the same consultation
Open House can treat genital warts with cryotherapy(freezing) with precision to the millimetre. The whole process, which is painfree, lasts about 10 minutes.
In some more difficult cases we use topical treatments which are toxic to the warts or that stimulate defences.

Therapeutic success in Open House:
The results (therapeutic success) we obtain in treatment of genital warts are:

Warts under 6 months with one session of cryotherapy90%
Warts under 6 months in one or two sessions of cryotherapy94%
Warts long lasting or those unresponsive to cryotherapy and require alternative treatments6%

Open House can not treat intravaginal warts, cervical or intra-anal.

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I would like to do a papillomavirus test



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