Age-specific prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in males: a global review.

  title={Age-specific prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in males: a global review.},
  author={Jennifer Smith and Paul A. Gilbert and Amy M Melendy and Rashida K Rana and Jeanne M Pimenta},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={48 6},
PURPOSE Global data on age-specific prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in males, especially for oncogenic HPV types 16 and 18, are essential for future efforts to prevent HPV-related diseases, including expanded access to HPV prophylactic vaccines for boys and young men. METHODS A systematic review of peer-reviewed publications was conducted to summarize worldwide data on genital HPV-DNA prevalence in men. Studies using polymerase chain reaction or hybrid capture detection… CONTINUE READING
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