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HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

There is increasing evidence that the HPV virus (responsible for genital warts and cervical cancer in women) is thought to be responsible for a recent increase in head and neck cancer among men and women.  This is due to the fact that HPV can also be spread through oral sex, and recent research has strongly encouraged the use of condoms or rubber dams when performing oral sex in order to minimize risk of contraction of HPV.

It is possible to contract HPV during sexual intercourse even with the use of a condom, and there is currently no HPV test currently available for men.

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