New link between oral sex and oral cancer due to HPV?

  • EricLA

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    Oct 16, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    Gay men really need to be more aware of HPV. No longer is it just a concern among men who have anal sex, but HPV is now linked to causing oral cancer through oral sex:
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    Oct 16, 2008 8:44 PM GMT
    I'd like more info on this. The story link was a little helpful, but a further link seemed aimed at women. The answer to how one gets it: "HPV is spread from one person to another from skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity" is not terribly helpful, nor the warning that a condom may not provide protection because "skin contact may be made someplace else." What is this, the Black Plague?

  • ScotXY

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    Oct 16, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    Already a Thread but he did not want to search on it.
    Further he fails to actually read the whole damm article. no proof exists yet, there is a chance that HPV can be transmitted mouth to mouth.

    Thats direct quote from the article.

    That is whats is called speculation. As always you have to think. Know your partner. Any unsafe sex practices take you to the next level of possible infections for large spectrum of STD and other things. You are exchanging fluids and well its a dick semen seminal fluid and urine bile all and all.

    Be smart know your partner and take it smarter. If unsure cover it.

    Let them not speculate but provide us facts of what they know and take care of us in mean time be smart about your sexual activities and take care of yourself.

    WebMD - Men


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    From - Web MD

    WebMDMale HPV: The Symptoms
    The types of high-risk HPV that can cause cancer rarely present any symptoms in men or in women. Genital warts are the first symptom you may see with low-risk HPV strains that cause warts but not cancer.
    Tests for HPV Virus in Men

    To diagnose genital warts in men, the doctor will visually check a man's genital area to see if warts are present. Some doctors will apply a vinegar solution to help identify warts that aren't raised and visible. But the test is not foolproof. Sometimes normal skin is mistakenly identified as a wart.

    There is no routine test for men to check for high-risk HPV strains that can cause cancer. However, some doctors are urging anal Pap tests for gay and bisexual men, who are at higher risk of anal cancer caused by HPV. In an anal Pap test, the doctor collects cells from the anus, and then has them checked for abnormalities in a lab.
    Treatments for HPV

    There is no treatment for asymptomatic HPV infection. Instead, doctors treat the health problems that are caused by the HPV virus.

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    Feb 24, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
  • Rookz

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    Feb 24, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    Unfortunately there is not treatment for HPV but there's a vaccine for young women.


    Scientist are on clinical trials in creating a vaccine for older women and men. All we can do is get ourselves tested with the anal Pap smear thanks to ScotXY's article find (thanks again Scot).

    But with that being said, it seems that sex is going to be done with a huge latex barrier between yourself and your partner. It just seems that STDS are either being discovered or growing stronger. icon_mad.gif There's little we can do but strongly urge not our community but everyone else about STDS.

    Would be nice to keep this thread here longer.
  • Koaa2

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    Jun 10, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    I think the pharmaceutical companies would like everyone to believe that is a communicable disease and cancer arises from it. I am suspicious of any of these new vaccines, etc. There are big bucks to be made by frightening the public with marginal research paid for by the pharmaceutical companies.