What Does the Human Papilloma Virus Look Like?

The human papilloma virus manifests through small warty growths that have a cauliflower-like surface and often grow in small clusters. These genital warts range in color from flesh colored to red and are often very small and hard to see, explains WebMD.

MedicineNet.com presents a photo gallery of genital warts caused by HPV. While genital warts are typically asymptomatic, they increase a woman's risk of cervical cancer. HPV, including the type that causes genital warts, can be detected by a Pap smear. Genital warts cannot be cured; the virus remains dormant in the bloodstream for life. However, anti-viral drugs can reduce the incidence of genital warts and help them heal, notes MedicineNet.