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01 March 2011

Half of men may have HPV infections

Half of men in the general population may be infected with human papillomavirus or HPV, strengthening the case for vaccinating boys against HPV, US researchers said.

Half of men in the general population may be infected with human papillomavirus or HPV, strengthening the case for vaccinating boys against HPV, US researchers said.

Dr Anna Giuliano of the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, and colleagues studied infection rates among more than 1,100 men aged 18 to 70 in the United States, Brazil and Mexico to get a snapshot of the natural progression of HPV infection in men.

 
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