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HPV Infection Cases Continually Rise Among Men

Update Date: Jan 29, 2017 08:44 PM EST

HPV cases in the United States significantly increased among men, despite vaccines being readily provided. It was mentioned that HPV infections surged while HPV vaccination rates remain low since the vaccines were released in 2009.

The human papillomavirus or HPV is one of the most common sexually-transmitted diseases. In a research released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, it was mentioned that the HPV infection rate among men made a significant increase over the years.

"Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various cancers, and a new study published online by JAMA Oncology estimates the overall prevalence of genital HPV infection in men ages 18 to 59," as mentioned in the JAMA press release.

Statistics reveal that a total of 45.2 percent are infected with the genital HPV infection, while 10.7 percent of the patients are the vaccine-eligible. In a survey done with 2000 men in 2013 to 2014, it was revealed that those aging 23 and above are more prone to contacting HPV.

Though the research that was done 2-3 years ago focused on men aging 23 and beyond. JAMA even came into conclusion that the overall genital HPV infection has become widespread and is affecting all age groups among men.

A statistics reveal that 29 percent of men ages 18-22 have already contacted the virus, while 47 percent of men over 23 are infected with HPV. Due to the widespread of the disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentioned that HPV became so common that it is normal for men and women to have it at one point in their lives.

HPV infection continually takes its toll, thus CDC urge both men and women to avail of the vaccination. For more information in regards to the HPV virus, you can visit their official website.

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