In order to estimate treatment resistance of condylomas, standardized records of 230 males aged 17-80 years (mean 27) attending at an STD clinic were analysed retrospectively. Anal warts occurred in 38 (17%) men; in 19 (50%) intranal warts were extensive enough to require further referral to the Department of Surgery. Urinary meatal warts occurred in 30 men; 9 of them (30%) were referred to the Department of Urology. The remaining 202 (88%) men were treated in the STD clinic with simple surgery and/or home-treatment with 0.5% podophyllotoxin-ethanol twice a day for one or more 3 day sessions. After a follow-up of at least one year, 46 (23%) patients still had condylomas. However, 77 (49%) of the remaining 156 men were cured after a single therapeutic session, and after 1-4 sessions the cumulative cure rate was 77%.