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HPV Rates Similar Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Cisgender Women

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is often associated with cisgender women because it can cause cervical cancer -- sexually active women are told to get regular HPV tests, and when the HPV vaccine first came out, it was specifically marketed to parents of girls. Prevalence of HPV is high among everyone, however, and a new study suggests that cisgender men who have sex with men (MSM) have similar rates of four high-risk types of HPV as cisgender women, while cisgender men who have sex with cisgender women (MSW) have slightly lower rates.

September 24, 2019
The BodyPro