Diversity of beta-papillomavirus at anogenital and oral anatomic sites of men: The HIM Study.

Nunes EM, Sudenga SL, Gheit T, Tommasino M, Baggio ML, Ferreira S, Galan L, Silva RC, Pierce Campbell CM, Lazcano-Ponce E, Giuliano AR, Villa LL, Sichero L, HIM Study group
Virology. 2016 495: 33-41

PMID: 27161202 · PMCID: PMC4949595 · DOI:10.1016/j.virol.2016.04.031

Our goal was to describe prevalence of β-HPVs at three anatomic sites among 717 men from Brazil, Mexico and US enrolled in the HPV Infection in Men (HIM) Study. β-HPVs were genotyped using Luminex technology. Overall, 77.7%, 54.3% and 29.3% men were positive for any β-HPV at the genitals, anal canal, and oral cavity, respectively. Men from US and Brazil were significantly less likely to have β-HPV at the anal canal than men from Mexico. Older men were more likely to have β-HPV at the anal canal compared to younger men. Prevalence of β-HPV at the oral cavity was significantly associated with country of origin and age. Current smokers were significantly less likely to have β-HPV in the oral cavity than men who never smoked. Lack of associations between β-HPV and sexual behaviors may suggest other routes of contact such as autoinoculation which need to be explored further.

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MeSH Terms (21)

Adolescent Adult Aged Anal Canal Betapapillomavirus Brazil DNA, Viral Female Genitalia, Male Genotype Humans Male Middle Aged Mouth Papillomavirus Infections Population Surveillance Prevalence Risk Factors Sexual Behavior United States Young Adult

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