Oral HPV More Common in Men Than Women
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|Fri, 01-27-2012 - 1:57pm|
About one in 15 Americans is infected with oral human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted virus that causes throat cancers, and the disease is especially common among men, new research shows.
By looking at thousands of people across the country, the authors of the new report found that 6.9 percent of adults and teenagers are infected with oral HPV of any kind. The virus was about three times as common in men as it was in women. And the scientists identified several behaviors that significantly raised the risk of becoming infected: increasing age, greater sexual activity and smoking cigarettes.
Read the full story at NYTimes.com: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/oral-hpv-more-common-in-men-than-women/