The human papilloma virus (HPV) is more common in men

 

January 28, 2012

 

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), “Infection in the mouth of the human papilloma virus (HPV) known to cause cervical cancer in women is higher in men than in women. This oral infection, which is transmitted sexually in men increases the risk of developing cancer of the mouth and throat. “

This research was conducted with about 5,500 individuals, between 14 and 69, where it was discovered that 10% of men had oral HPV, compared with 3.6% of women.

This virus can also cause in men anal, penile, head, neck, mouth and throat cancer.

According to experts, “the results provide clear evidence that oral HPV infection is mainly transmitted during the sexual encounter.”

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