Oral human papillomavirus infection in men who have sex with men with anal squamous intraepithelial lesions

Brandon L. Prendes, Steven J. Wang, Eli R. Groppo, David W Eisele, Joel M. Palefsky

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Abstract

Background Little is known about the association between oral and anogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. Methods Oral and anal samples from 66 men who have sex with men with a history of HPV-related anogenital squamous intraepithelial lesions were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and typed for 38 HPV types. Results Prevalence of oral HPV infection was 30%, versus 82% for anal infection. Prevalence of oral and anal high-risk HPV infection was 11% and 64%, respectively. Concurrent oral-anal any-type HPV infection was found in 26% of participants, whereas concordant type-specific HPV prevalence was 5%. In multivariate analysis, number of partners from whom the participant received oral-penile sex and number of partners on whom the participant performed oral-penile sex were associated with oral HPV infection. Conclusion Oral HPV prevalence in this cohort is high, however, concordant type-specific oral-anal HPV infection was rare. Increased risk of oral HPV infection was associated with oral-penile sex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E399-E405
JournalHead and Neck
Volume38
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • anogenital cancer
  • human papillomavirus
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • prevalence
  • type-specific

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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