If you have not been vaccinated against HPV genital infection (HPV), you can make an appointment with your doctor, because a new study found that up to 45 percent of American men may have a form of HPV.
In men, HPV infection rarely have symptoms and clear on their own, but studies have shown that 25 percent of men may have HPV types associated with cervical cancer, so it’s not really something you should ignore.
HPV infection in men seem very high
The team led by Jasmine Han, Chairman of cancer gaynokolojiya Womack Army Medical Center in North Carolina, said that not only the rate of HPV infection in men seem very high, but low levels of immunization are also alarming.
Only 10.7 per cent of men surveyed had HPV vaccine.
“Among men aged 18 to 59 years in the United States, the incidence of genital HPV infection was 45.2 per cent,” the team reports.
“The prevalence of genital HPV infections appear to be common among all age groups of men and HPV vaccination coverage is low.”
Results are based on a national representative sample of 1868 men who participated in the Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, US National, made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 2013 and 2014.
And if he and his team specifically looked at the prevalence of genital HPV infection among such groups, they found that the disease is “widespread” among all age groups and become a problem.
Although he is sexually active should receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) at some time in their lives, often with interest less, the virus can lead to changes in the body can cause different types of cancer, including cervical, anal and throat (throat) cancer.
According to the CDC, American men throat cancer has surpassed cervical cancer in women is a concern, because there is no vaccine to protect against the types of HPV.
About 72 percent of throat cancer in men and 91 percent of cervical cancer in women is caused by HPV – an opportunity that no one wants to mess with when it comes to cancer.
It is also important to remember that genital HPV, so that he can take the risk of cancer of the partner.
HPV common sexually transmitted infections in US
“Infection with HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Epidemiological studies have established HPV infections as a major cause of a variety of cancers,” the team reported.
“It is estimated that more than 9,000 cases of cancer related to HPV occur in people each year and about 63 per cent of the penis, 91 per cent from 72 per rectum percent and throat cancer [neck], next to the issues of indirect causes cervical cancer, while acting as a reservoir for the transmission of HPV. ”
It also shows that a “low-risk” HPV infections have no consequences – HPV responsible for 90 percent of genital warts, and it is estimated that 160,000 people are affected each year by this strain.
Let’s examine all the men in the United States, which can not be 100 percent certain level of disease. But this is a sample of carefully selected, representative countries of the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, is a good indication of what is really happening.
The report is not all bad news – the researchers found that the prevalence of HPV infection in men between the ages of 18 and 22 years lower, which suggests that the development of the vaccine 11- and 12-year-old actually work.
“Man HPV vaccine impact on the transmission of HPV and cancer prevention among women and men may be more than previously estimated,” the team concluded.
(Note: If you do not get the vaccine at this age, depending on the age and condition of life, it can still be valuable, so check with your doctor.)
This study is limited to a US, so it is unknown whether HPV one with other parts of the world, but at the shot of Australia, and one of about a delay in the UK is.