HPV on shaft - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

HPV or Human Papilloma Virus is a group of over 100 viruses. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Different types of HPV occur in different body parts. Do you have HPV on shaft or noticed warts on your genitals? Join us as we have discussions on this topic.

What is HPV?

Most people with HPV are between 18-35 years of age, its highly contagious. For underage kids,  Human Papilloma Virus is mostly caused by direct contact with an infected person. In most cases, children with the virus have experienced sexual abuse.
HPV on Shaft

HPV type 6 and 11 are the most common virus, their potential to cause cancer is low. HPV type 16, 18, 31, 33, 35,39, 45 are considered "high risk" because they have a high potential to cause cancer. High-risk viruses are also known as oncogenic HPV types.

All cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV with type 16 virus causing around 50% of the reported cases.

HPV on Shaft Causes

Over 100 types of HPV virus have been identified, over 40 of them infect the shaft and other genitals.
HPV on shaft is spread through sexual contact including oral. You are likely to contract Human Papilloma Virus if:

  • You have sexual activities with several partners
  • You are uncircumcised
  • Your skin is damaged
  • You are a young adult

In most cases, people who have sexual contact with infected partners develop symptoms within three months. See a doctor if you notice you have HPV on shaft or spot warts on other genitals.

Signs and Symptoms

Most men infected with HPV do not show any symptoms. However, they exhibit warts in the following areas:

  • Shaft
  • Tongue
  • Testicles
  • Groin
  • Anus

HPV on Shaft Home Remedies and Treatment

While HPV is not cancer, it may cause changes in body cells which leads to cancer. As of today, no treatments are available for HPV on shaft. What is available is only disease management.

The medical doctor can prescribe drugs to treat HPV on shaft or utilize surgery to remove warts. Surgery involves burning or freezing warts off, this procedure is known as cryotherapy.

If you don't receive treatment for HPV on shaft, its unlikely to turn into cancer. But in case it does, doctors will utilize Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and even surgery to treat the disease.

Burning or freezing warts does not prevent one from transmitting it via sexual intercourse.

HPV Vaccine

According to the FDA, boys aged between 11 and 12 years should receive the HPV vaccine. In normal cases, doctors administer two doses over a period of five months.

HPV Prevention



According to research by the CDC, around 90% of infections heal without treatment within twenty-four months. The body immune systems fight the foreign particles leading to a resolution.

It is possible to have HPV for a year or more before diagnosis or experiencing complications. If you are infected, avoid intercourse until you've received treatment and fully recovered.

But if its a must that you get intimate with your partner then use a condom or any other contraceptive.