Gay Men's Health Topic: Anal Papilloma

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Gay Men's Health Topic: Anal Papilloma

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can affect all human beings. When it comes to gay men's health, this virus -- which causes anal and genital warts -- is one of the most common. Treatment is possible, but without treatment, HPV can be easily spread between partners and can even cause anal cancer. You can screen for HPV by receiving regular anal pap smears. This is a similar test as the cervical one women receive during regular gynecological exams.

Also, keep yourself safe by always practicing safer sex using a condom.



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