There is a higher chance of a woman giving a male an HPV infection versus a male giving a woman an HPV infection. Although a woman can give a man an HPV infection a man can give a woman HPV infection, the chances are higher of a man getting an HPV infection from a woman than vice versa.
The per-partnership transmission probability ranges from 0.05-0.28 for male-to-female and 0.19-0.81 for female-to-male transmission.
The chances of an infected female transmitting the HPV infection to her uninfected partner range from 19%-81% (0.19-0.81) over a six month period of time.
Mathematic models have estimated range of per-partnership transmission of 43%-94% (0.43-94%) with the transmission ability in highest HPV 16 and HPV 18.
A large pool analysis of eight different studies observed positive association between oral sexual behavior and cancer of the oropharynx, tonsil and the base of the tongue.
Among young men, oral HPV is independently associated with having had > six lifetime oral sexual partners or > 6 lifetime partners for open-mouth kissing.
The transmission probability per partnership is the probability that an infected partner transmits HPV to a susceptible partner, regardless of the duration of that partnership, or the quantity or the nature of sexual encounters.
The chances of an infected man giving his uninfected female partner an HPV infection over a six month period of time ranges from 5%-28% (0.05-0.28).
Transmission rates were lower than those calculated earlier due to clearance in the infected partner, an increased immunity HPV and lower susceptibility to re-infection to the uninfected partner.