Single men show higher risk of cancer-linked oral HPV
It's rare for men to contract an oral HPV infection, but single men and smokers face a relatively greater risk, a new study suggests.
The study, published online recently in The Lancet, followed more than 1,600 men to chart rates of oral infection with HPV, or human papillomavirus. HPV, which can cause genital and anal warts, is the most commonly transmitted sexual infection in the United States. Some strains of the virus can eventually lead to cancer.
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