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Prevalence of and risk factors for anal HPV among a sample of predominantly black men who have sex with men in Houston, Texas.

Prevalence of and risk factors for anal HPV among a sample of predominantly black men who have sex with men in Houston, Texas.
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Nyitray AG, Fujimoto K, Zhao J, Giuliano AR, Schneider JA, Hwang LY,


Nyitray AG, Fujimoto K, Zhao J, Giuliano AR, Schneider JA, Hwang LY, (click to view)

Nyitray AG, Fujimoto K, Zhao J, Giuliano AR, Schneider JA, Hwang LY,

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The Journal of infectious diseases 2017 12 05() doi 10.1093/infdis/jix617

Abstract
Introduction
Young men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated disease as a result of HPV infection. Our objective was to characterize high-risk anal HPV prevalence, and factors associated with prevalence, among a group of young, primarily black, MSM in Houston, Texas.

Background
Young MSM, aged 18-29 years, were recruited using a respondent-driven sampling method to study HIV/STD transmission and risk. The current analysis estimated HPV prevalence among 135 primarily young black MSM who engaged in peer recruitment chains and who self-collected anal exfoliated cells. Prevalence ratios assessed factors associated with high-risk HPV and HPV types in the 9-valent vaccine.

Results
Black race was reported by 87% of men. Slightly over one-half (53%) were HIV-positive. Approximately 3 of 4 men had at least one high-risk HPV type and 39% of HIV-positive men harbored HPV-16. After controlling for potential confounders, only HIV infection was associated with high-risk HPV infection.

Discussion
Black MSM would benefit from increased HPV vaccination efforts given high rates of HPV infection, increased HPV disease, and low vaccination series completion rates.

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