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A 45-year-old member asked:

How bad for men is the hpv virus?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Werthman
32 years experience
Not as dangerous..: It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical cancer. Certain strains might be related to penile cancers. Best is to avid unprotected sexual relations and if you have a lesion that doesn’t belong…get it checked out.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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