Condyloma acuminatum, CA or genital warts, are benign fibro-epithelial tumors with a predilection for moist environments, especially mucosal surfaces. This sexually transmitted disease (STD) is increasing rapidly in incidence. The lesions are associated with a number of human papillomavirus (HPV) types. Some HPV types are closely linked with genital (especially cervical) dysplasia and neoplasia. Treatment consists of such traditional modalities as podophyllin, cryotherapy or surgical excision and, more recently, administration of interferon (IFN). © 1987 Kluwer Academic Publishers.