TIL HPV can affect men as well. The virus causes 95% of anal cancer, about 64% of oropharyngeal (tonsils, throat, base of tongue) cancers, and rarer cancers, such as penile cancers. There is currently no approved screening test for HPV in men.

Read more: https://www.cancer.org.au/cervicalscreening/i-am-over-25/what-does-my-test-result-mean/does-hpv-affect-men

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  1. If I’m recalling correctly, the reason there’s no proper test for penis-possessors is because, uh. Well, there’s no delicate way to put this: look up a pap smear. They’d need to do that to the peen.

    I’m sure folk who are into sounding might appreciate it, but… everybody else? Not so much.

    It’s not something detectable in the blood, so no blood tests. And the high-risk strains are the ones that cause *internal* lesions, not the external ones, so it’s not like it’s easy to always see. It’s stupid easy to transmit, too, and most folk are asymptomatic.

    Source: just found out I have a high-risk strain after a routine pap, and am going in for a colposcopy in August to make sure I don’t have, y’know. Cancer. Miiiiight have panic-y drilled the nurse practitioner for details.

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