Why should boys and men receive HPV vaccine?

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  • Revista Brasileiro de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis

Abstract

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and a major cause of various types of cancers, as well as of anogenital warts and oral lesions in both the genders. In women, HPV is strongly related to cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers, and is also considered the agent responsible for precursor lesions(1). HPV infection in men is a major concern owing to its infectivity potential. It may occur in anal and urethral area, on the penis, oral cavity, and larynx(2). Currently, the clinical manifestations caused by HPV are considered vaccine-preventable diseases. [...]

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Published

2022-04-20

How to Cite

Sexualmente Transmissíveis , R. B. de D. (2022). Why should boys and men receive HPV vaccine?. Brazilian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 28(2), 39–43. Retrieved from https://bjstd.org/revista/article/view/754

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