I have been taking Aldara cream for just over a month now to treat HPV genital warts. The cream worked successfully on the warts on my anus almost immediately. However, I have a number of other warts around my vagina (mostly on the outer lips) that have been less responsive to the cream. I know that you can use the cream for up to 16 weeks and I have only been using it for 5 weeks, but I'm really nervous about these other warts not going away. Also, when I use the cream it makes my left vaginal lip swell a lot and I have these red sore like dots that are on the inside of the lips (due to irritation from teh cream). It is getting to be very painful and I want to know when you know if you should take a break from the cream adn if you take a break, does that affect the effectiveness of the treatment. Other warts have appeared nearer to my clitoris, which concerns me because it is such a sensitive area. Does anyone have any words of advice or reassurance..maybe any personal stories where yours went away...I just want this to go away. I feel so ugly and I haven't had sex with my boyfriend in almost 6 months...That's how long i've had these warts and I can't seem to get rid of them. When some go, others appear...Pls help.