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What strains of HPV do boys tend to carry if they’re sexually active?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Same as girls

Men and women carry the same types of hpv.
Hpv-6 and hpv-11 are the most common low risk types (low risk = risk of warts but low risk of cancer). Hpv-16 and hpv-18 are the most common high risk types (higher risk of cancer). It is recommended that boys get the hpv vaccine as well now.

In brief: Same as girls

Men and women carry the same types of hpv.
Hpv-6 and hpv-11 are the most common low risk types (low risk = risk of warts but low risk of cancer). Hpv-16 and hpv-18 are the most common high risk types (higher risk of cancer). It is recommended that boys get the hpv vaccine as well now.
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Could be any

Any of the more than 80 different strains, many of which can affect the genitalia.
One of the important reasons for use of condom protection, which in itself is also not perfect.

In brief: Could be any

Any of the more than 80 different strains, many of which can affect the genitalia.
One of the important reasons for use of condom protection, which in itself is also not perfect.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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