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Old 09-30-2009, 05:37 AM
live4themusic live4themusic is offline
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I'm actually a male, but from what I understand, over 90% of sexually active people who have had sex with more than 2 people have some strain of HPV. However, out of something like 40 strains of HPV only 3 are believed to be dangerous. These 3 are primarily dangerous to women, although I believe men can also be affected (There was even a study that claimed that having performed oral sex on more than 6 partners affects your chances of throat cancer as adversely as smoking, possibly due to HPV strains).

As far as your cervix is concerned, I believe the vaccine prevents you from contracting the 3 strains which could put you at risk. I believe you can also test for HPV via a pap smear (or at least those 3 strains). There are actually no current publicly available testing methods for HPV in us men.
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