Prevalence Of Oral HPV Brings New Concerns

Dr. Thompson discusses ways to decrease complications from oral HPV.
0:59 | 01/26/12

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We know that HPV can affect the oral area of the body the mouth and throat. And that is just because -- now there's a sex organ we may not think and then every -- we kiss our intimate partner every -- -- in the bedroom. But it really is a sexual organ. And so with this new information and we have to think about ways to decrease the complications from hands specifically. Oral cancers oral cancer is not related to smoking and tobacco use this is what's on the front tier. And that can either be through education about how easy it is to transmit sexually transmitted diseases like the HPV virus sent. Such as skin to skin contact. -- channel for all to channel or genitals -- contact. And perhaps this is another place where. We okay to look at the HPV vaccine is -- effective at preventing infections in oral -- we don't know that we don't have that Pena.

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