Nearly 40 individual HPV types linked to HIV infection: Study

The findings showed that a person with any HPV type, more than one HPV type, or high-risk HPV are more likely to test positive for HIV. This further illustrates the potential utility of HPV vaccine for men who have sex with men and trans women, not only for HPV prevention but also possibly for HIV prevention,” Brown added. Brown explained that previous research has shown that HPV, in general, was linked to HIV infection, but his research team looked at infection with 37 HPV types and found that individual types are linked, “which is more specific than saying HPV is linked”. Previous study with female sex workers showed that the HPV vaccine still provided protection to high-risk groups. “We know that HPV is the most common STI, and we know that HPV vaccine works to prevent chronic HPV infection.

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