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  • Paul November 27, 2010
    Paul
    November 27, 2010

    Here is a Genital HPV Infection fact sheet from the CDC.

     

    And here is a fact sheet specifically for men from the CDC.

    These should answer your questions.

     

    Here is an excerpt from the first fact sheet:

     

    "Most people with HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears HPV naturally within two years.

    • But sometimes, certain types of HPV can cause genital warts in males and females. Rarely, these types can also cause warts in the throat -- a condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis or RRP.
    • Other HPV types can cause cervical cancer. These types can also cause other, less common but serious cancers, including cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and head and neck (tongue, tonsils and throat).

    The types of HPV that can cause genital warts are not the same as the types that can cause cancer. There is no way to know which people who get HPV will go on to develop cancer or other health problems."

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