HPV INFECTION IN MEN
The acquisition rates do not differ by the genital sites (i.e. glans, shaft of penis, or scrotum).
The acquisition of a new HPV infection has been negatively associated with being Asian.
HPV DNA can be detected in an appreciable number of men under their fingernails.
Accumulative incidence for HPV DNA underneath the fingernails has approximately 50% frequency of recurrence of HPV at all genital sites combined (glans, shaft of the penis, scrotum). Fingernail involvement occurs at a notably high frequency.
Men are not infrequently infected with more than one HPV strain. In a study of young university-enrolled men who are 19-20 years of age who were negative for any congenital HPV infection at the start of the study and who were followed for a two year period of time, approximately 55% were infected with only 1 HPV type at the end of the study, 25% were infected with 2, 15% were infected with 3, and 5% were infected with 4 or more.
A study of male university students 18-20 years of age demonstrated that over 62% had an HPV infection over a two year period of time.
HPV DNA is detected under the fingernail tips in over 30% of men for any genital type, and other 25% for any high-risk genital type.
No significant associations were found with other characteristics of either the subject (i.e., race, age, circumcision status, personal hygiene, and current cigarette smoking). The subject’s sexual behavior (i.e., age of first intercourse, lifetime member of partners, reported anal sex with a female partner, no __________ incidence in sexual behavior), or the subjects sex partners (i.e., history of sexually transmitted disease) STD.
The detection of infection does not differ significantly between the three genital sites that were studied (i.e., glans, shaft of penis, and scrotum).
Report of a new sexual partner and a history of smoking are two factors associated with an elevated risk of HPV acquisition.
The factors associated with an increased change of a young man acquiring an HPV infection include having at least one new sexual partner in the last 0-4 or 5-8 months before HPV infection, a younger age of first intercourse, an increased number of incidences of vaginal intercourse during the proceeding 0-4 months and a history of cigarette smoking.
Note To Self: We Need To Review Subsequent Studies Which Correlate Whether Or Not To Include.