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How to Recognize HPV in Men (Human Papillomavirus): 8 Steps



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** How to Recognize HPV in Men (Human Papillomavirus) **

Edited by CDC Bot, Chris Hadley, Krystle, Dave Crosby and 15 others

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted
infection (STI). Most people with HPV do not even know they are infected.
There are more than 40 types of HPV that affect the genital areas of both
sexes. Some of these types may cause cancer, others may cause genital
warts. In about 90% of cases the infection will clear up naturally over
time. This article will help men recognize HPV.



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*Know that genital HPV is exchanged via genital contact, commonly during
vaginal and anal sex.* You may have gone for years without having sex and
still have HPV. Most people do not even know they are infected. You do not
have to have intercourse to become infected. HPV is spread by skin-to-skin
contact in the genital area.
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*Understand that there are risk factors that increase your chances of
becoming infected.* These risks include:

· If you are a gay or bisexual man, you are 17 times more likely to
develop anal cancer as a result of HPV than heterosexual men.^[1] Even so,
only approximately


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