Spouses of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer do not have increased oral HPV infections

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Published: 1 Jun 2013
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Dr Gypsyamber D’Souza - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA

Dr Gypsyamber D’Souza presents data during a press conference at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting from a new study that found spouses of those with HPV were no more likely to test positive for oral HPV infection than people in the general population.

The Human Oral Papillomavirus Transmission in Partners over Time (HOTSPOT) study is the first large study to examine oral HPV infection among patients with HPV-caused oropharyngeal cancer and their spouses. This study confirms that couples who have been together for several years do not need to change their intimacy or sexual behavior because of the cancer diagnosis.


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