HPV: Men cannot be tested for HPV

HPV: Men cannot be tested for HPV

HPV ShotOnce HPV is affixed to the cervix, it can give rise to cervical cancer

“The question as I understand it is, what can I do for a positive HPV and are there any test for males with positive HPV. Usually when you are found to have a positive HPV you want to have a visit with a physician that can tell you exactly what’s going on. Because there are various strains of this virus. HPV is a virus, Human Papilloma Virus and in women, it attacks their cervix. The cervix can give rise when HPV is affixed to the cervix or attached to the cervix can give rise, later in life, to cervical cancer; which is why it's important to get it checked out. There are no test unfortunately for males with this condition, indeed they are a carrier as this is a sexually transmitted condition. The important thing is to have a thorough evaluation and make sure that your cervix is not infected to the point that it might develop cervical cancer.

- Dr. A.J. Brickler, III, M.D.,OBGYN

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