Male circumcision and the incidence and clearance of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in men: the HPV Infection in men (HIM) cohort study

@inproceedings{Albero2014MaleCA,
  title={Male circumcision and the incidence and clearance of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in men: the HPV Infection in men (HIM) cohort study},
  author={Ginesa Albero and Xavier Castellsagu{\'e} and Hui-Yi Lin and William J. Fulp and Luisa L. Villa and Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce and Mary R. Papenfuss and Martha E. Abrahamsen and J. Navarro Salmer{\'o}n and Manuel M Quiterio and Alan G Nyitray and Beibei Lu and Francesc Xavier Bosch and Anna Regina Giuliano},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Reported associations of male circumcision (MC) with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in men have been inconsistent. METHODS 4,033 healthy men were examined every six months for a median of 17.5 months. In each study visit, exfoliated cell specimens from the coronal sulcus/glans penis, penile shaft, and scrotum were collected and combined into one sample per person for HPV DNA detection. Samples were tested for 37 HPV types. Cox proportional hazards models were used to evaluate… CONTINUE READING