A study funded by the National Cancer Institute and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (November, 2017)(1)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29049523 found a disproportionately high rate of oral HPV in men.
Overall incidence of HPV was found to be over 3.5x higher in men than it is in women. High risk oral HPV was found over 5x more common in men and oral HPV16 was 6 times more common in men (1.8%) than women (0.3%). For men who reported more than 2 same sex oral partners, the prevalence rate was 22.2%.
High risk groups included “black participants, those who smoked over 20 cigarettes daily, current marijuana users, and those who reported 16 or more lifetime vaginal or oral sex partners”.(2)https://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/medical-news-article/2017/10/20/genital-human-papillomavirus-infection/7477033/
Study sample included adults (18-69) from 2011 to 2014. Participants were physically tested (oral rinse, penile or vaginal swab) and sexual activity was self report.
So what? …
Should there be a stronger push for HPV vaccines in men?
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