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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Dec;23(12):2959-64. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0386. Epub 2014 Nov 12.

Sexual transmission of oral human papillomavirus infection among men.

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1
Department of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
2
Department of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
3
Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
4
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
5
Department of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
6
Department of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. eduardo.franco@mcgill.ca.

Abstract

We estimated the prevalence of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) and assessed risk factors among young heterosexual men participating in the HPV Infection and Transmission among Couples through Heterosexual Activity (HITCH) study. Oral and genital HPV samples were collected from 222 men and their female partners who were participating in the HITCH study, a longitudinal cohort on HPV transmission among heterosexual couples. Demographic and behavioral data were collected through self-administered computer questionnaires and biologic samples were tested with the Linear Array for HPV. Outcome measures were overall and type-specific prevalence of oral HPV. The prevalence of oral HPV among men was 7.2% and was higher among men who were ever smokers (12.2%), in nonmonogamous relationships (17.9%), or had a partner with oral (28.6%) and/or genital (11.5%) HPV infection. Moreover, prevalence increased with frequency of oral sex among men whose partner who had a genital infection with the same HPV type. Our results provide further evidence that oral HPV may be transmitted through either oral-oral or oral-genital routes.

PMID:
25392180
DOI:
10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0386
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