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Prevalence of oral HPV infection in the United States, 2009-2010

by medstaff on March 7, 2012

(JAMA, Feb 15) and accompanying editorial Oral human papillomavirus infection: hazard of intimacy “The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) has significantly increased over the last 3 decades in several countries, and HPV has been directly implicated as the underlying cause. The incidence of HPV-positive OSCC increased by 225%, predominantly among young individuals, men and white individuals. The increase among the young is consistent with reported sexual behavioral changes by birth cohort since the 1950s in the United States.  click here for full-text