Five things to know about HPV vaccination in males

1. Human Papillomavirus

HPV is a highly contagious virus, transmitted via close skin-to-skin contact, which often occurs during sexual activity. These infections are common. By the age of 50 years, up to 80% of women have been infected. 

There are over 40 HPV types which can infect the genital area, designated low risk or high risk. 

High risk HPVs have been associated with significant cellular abnormalities, low risk types responsible for