Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

VA Health Systems Research

Go to the VA ORD website
Go to the QUERI website

HSR&D Citation Abstract

Search | Search by Center | Search by Source | Keywords in Title

Pre-vaccination prevalence of anogenital and oral human papillomavirus in young HIV-infected men who have sex with men.

Kahn JA, Belzer M, Chi X, Lee J, Gaur AH, Mayer K, Martinez J, Futterman DC, Stier EA, Paul ME, Chiao EY, Reirden D, Goldstone SE, Ortiz Martinez AP, Cachay ER, Barroso LF, Da Costa M, Wilson CM, Palefsky JM, AIDS Malignancy Consortium and Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Pre-vaccination prevalence of anogenital and oral human papillomavirus in young HIV-infected men who have sex with men. Papillomavirus research (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2019 Jun 1; 7:52-61.

Dimensions for VA is a web-based tool available to VA staff that enables detailed searches of published research and research projects.

If you have VA-Intranet access, click here for more information

VA staff not currently on the VA network can access Dimensions by registering for an account using their VA email address.
   Search Dimensions for VA for this citation
* Don't have VA-internal network access or a VA email address? Try searching the free-to-the-public version of Dimensions


The aims of this study were to: 1) determine prevalence of anogenital and oral HPV, 2) determine concordance between HPV at anal, perianal, scrotal/penile, and oral sites; and 3) describe factors associated with anogenital HPV types targeted by the 9-valent vaccine. Data were collected from 2012 to 2015 among men who have sex with men 18-26 years of age enrolled in a vaccine trial (N? = 145). Penile/scrotal, perianal, anal, and oral samples were tested for 61 HPV types. Logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with types in the 9-valent vaccine. Participants'' mean age was 23.0 years, 55.2% were African-American, and 26.2% were Hispanic; 93% had anal, 40% penile, and 6% oral HPV. Among those with anogenital infection, 18% had HPV16. Concordance was low between anogenital and oral sites. Factors independently associated with a 9-valent vaccine-type HPV were: race (African-American vs. White, OR = 2.67, 95% CI = 1.11-6.42), current smoking (yes vs. no, OR = 2.37, 95% CI = 1.03-5.48), and number of recent receptive anal sex partners (2+ vs. 0, OR = 3.47, 95% CI = 1.16-10.4). Most MSM were not infected with HPV16 or HPV18, suggesting that they may still benefit from HPV vaccination, but anogenital HPV was very common, highlighting the importance of vaccinating men before sexual initiation. CLINICAL TRIAL NUMBER: NCT01209325.

Questions about the HSR website? Email the Web Team

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.