Oral Human Papillomavirus (Oral HPV)

There exists more than 170 subtypes of the HPV virus. About 40 of these are transmitted sexually. HPV found in the mouth and throat is called “oral HPV.”  

Some types of oral HPV (known as “high risk types”) can cause cancers of the head and neck area, particularly in men.

Other types of oral HPV (known as “low risk types”) can cause warts in the mouth or throat.

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