January 31st, 2012

Oral HPV rates higher in men than women: What is HPV?

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HPV infects the mouths of an estimated 7% of men and women from the ages of 14 to 69 in the U.S. -- and men have it at higher rates than women, according to a study out last week in the Journal of the American Medical Assn…According to the Mayo Clinic, the body often can fight off the infection before it causes warts -- and in any case, the two strains linked to cervical cancer typically don't cause warts, which may be why many people don't even realize they have it.

LA Times, By Amina Khan, 01/30/2012

Tags: Cancer, cervical cancer, HPV, Journal of the American Medical Association, Research, warts

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