Human papillomavirus genital infections among men, China, 2007-2009

Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jun;19(6):992-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1906.111597.


To determine prevalence of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among men in rural China, we analyzed genital swab specimens. Among 2,236 male residents of rural Henan Province, HPV infection prevalence was 17.5%. The most common oncogenic and nononcogenic types were HPV-16 and HPV-3, respectively. Infection was associated with younger age and multiple sex partners.

Keywords: China; HPV; genital infection; human papillomavirus; men; viruses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • China / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Papillomaviridae* / classification
  • Papillomaviridae* / genetics
  • Papillomavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Papillomavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Prevalence
  • Reproductive Tract Infections / diagnosis
  • Reproductive Tract Infections / epidemiology*
  • Reproductive Tract Infections / virology
  • Risk Factors