HPV In Men
HPV is most prevalent in African men and least prevalent in men from the Asia Pacific region.
The median time for clearance of HPV 16 was not age dependent.
Median time to clearance of infection of any HPV type is significantly longer in younger men (age 18 to 30 years old) then in older age groups.
There is an estimate of 32,000 cases of cancers in men and women that occur in the United States attributable to HPV infections. These cancers are of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, oral cavity, head and neck, and anal cancers.
Median time of clearance of low-risk and high-risk HPV infections is longest for men age 16-30 years of age.
High risk oncogenic HPV types (16, 35, and 51) have a longer median time to clear.
HPV infections cause huge number of anal genital infections in men, as well as cancers of the penis, oropharyngeal area, and anal canal.
Male sexual behavior affects rates of HPV infection disease in the female partners, and improving understanding infection in men is an essential component of HPV-related cancer prevention.