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is there any way to screen for hpv infection, especially hpv-16 infection in men in the u.s.? like a pcr test or some other way my doctor can do this?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not worth it: Tony, I'm proud you want to be a responsible lover. Take the HPV injection series instead. Some tests are available but nobody knows what to do with the data. Would you forgo a loving relationship because you do, or do not, have HPV-16 on board? What man would do that? You'll keep an eye out for lesions regardless. If you're not going to do anything different, don't to the test. Make sense?

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