Prevalence of HPV16 High Among HIV-Positive Men Having Sex With Men

According to research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), specifically HPV16, was ubiquitously high among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM).

As part of a multicenter, prospective study, HIV-positive MSM, age ≥ 35 years being treated at one of 6 infectious disease units across France from December 2014 to June 2016, were assessed for prevalence and risk factors for anal HPV and high-risk HPV.

Participants received anal swabs for HPV and cytology, plus high-resolution anoscopy. Lesion grade, HPV genotype (HPV 16, 18, 12, and other high-risk HPV) were determined, and detailed histories of tobacco use, sexual habits, and AIDS-related conditions were collected.   Read more via Infectious Disease Advisor