The warts are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), this virus also causes cervical cancer. Normally, the body clears an infection with HPV itself. People with HIV, however, can have more trouble clearing the body of this virus. Allowing it to manifest.
That is why there is a chance that people with genital warts have HIV. This should, of course, be excluded.
HPV is a highly contagious virus. A condom does not always protect against genital warts.
Genital warts are highly contagious. It is therefore important to use a condom during sexual contact. Groups at risk for getting genital warts are people who have sex without a condom with various bed partners, men who have sex with men, sex workers and visitors to sex workers. If your bed partner belongs to one of these groups, you also have a higher chance of getting condyloma acuminatum.
People with an HIV infection have a reduced immune system. As a result, they are less able to clear HPV from their body. If HPV is in the body for a longer period of time, it can cause genital warts.