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KittenGoddess
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http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn11819&feedId=online-news_rss20

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LucysDiamonds
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WOW. That's scary.

Question, though - when it says oral sex, are they talking about just oral sex performed on men, or performed on both women and men?

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Heather
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Both. Just followed up with a couple more pieces on that in my reading this morning.

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Alice
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My jaw hit the keyboard when I read that one. 250%? I'm wondering if there's a way to test for HPV in the throat? Like, during a routine STD check, could you just ask for that? Or go to a regular doc?
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Gumdrop Girl
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No, there is no clinical test for HPV in the throat. Same deal as with HPV testing in men: there is none clinically available.

Papilloma viruses essentially do one thing: cause abnormal growth of epithelium (like skin, cervices or throats). Abnormal growth ranges from warts to cancers. 'Cause it's a big family, you can get anything from cervical cancer, plantar warts, or oropharyngeal cancer.

I know we've seen this study before. I've known about it for at least 2 years. And I'm pretty sure I mentioned it eons ago.

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OMG! that's so scary!

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