There are mostly genital warts or growths, found on the penis or scrotum and pubic area. They might also be present in the perineum or around the anus.
It is generally accepted that approximately 50% and 70% of the sexually active population will be in contact with HPV during their lifetime. However, most of us get rid of it spontaneously. On the other hand, about 1% of the population suffers from condylomas, but they cause few symptoms.
Usually, the incubation period is about 1 to 8 months, although much longer delays (up to several years or decades) have been reported. In addition, some people who get HPV fight it well. and do not show any symptoms. Unknowingly, they carry it and develop lesions when their immune system is reduced by age, disease or treatment. It is therefore difficult to know exactly when and from whom they caught HPV.