Natural History External Genitalia HPV In Men
Slower clearance HPV infections have been observed in uncircumcised men.
Antibodies to HPV 16 are not protective against new HPV infections in men.
The clearance of high risk HPV infections in men decrease with the higher number of lifetime female partners and was more rapid in an increasing age, suggesting that men eventually develop an immunity response that gives them protection against subsequent infections.
The factors that influence the incidence of new genital HPV infections include high number of sexual partners. With any HPV type, circumcision in this study was not significantly associated with HPV acquisition. There are other studies which have shown that high risk HPV incidence is statistically significantly lower in men who are circumcised versus those who are not.
Incidence in new genital HPV infection in men was 38.4 per 1000/months during a follow-up of 27.5 months in the HIM Study.
The medium time clearance of HPV infection was 7.5 (6.8-8.7) months.