Diagnosis of genital warts is made based on the clinical presentation of lesions located on the genital area, perianal region, or adjacent areas such as the mons pubis,[3][15][37] with a tendency for genital wart formation to occur on areas of high friction.[38] Biopsy is generally not performed for the diagnosis of genital warts.

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