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HPV

Two-thirds of US adults carry HPV

American researchers found that more than two-thirds of a test group were infected with human papillomavirus. However, only some of the strains carry the risk of cancer.

Men need vaccine against anal warts, cancer

Males need access to the HPV vaccine too, say local sexual health experts. HPV, which causes cervical cancer, also raises risk for genital warts and anal cancer, especially in gay and bisexual men.

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV is a sexually transmitted infection and is very contagious. The most common way to get HPV is by skin-to-skin contact during oral, vaginal or anal sex with someone who has HPV.

HPV common in young men

In a study of sexually active male college students, almost two thirds developed genital HPV infection over two years of follow-up, according to US researchers.

HPV vaccine for gay men?

Although HPV(Human papillomavirus) vaccination is generally associated with women, the British Medical Association has recently said gay men should also receive this vaccination.

HPV vaccine

In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil, a vaccine that is highly effective in preventing persistent infection of HPV.

Oral sex tied to cancer

A common virus, believed to be transmitted during oral sex, is the cause of a rare throat cancer in both men and women, US researchers said Wednesday.

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