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I have had or plan to have sexual experiences with someone of the same sex. Do I need to worry about HPV?

Yes. HPV affects everyone no matter your age, gender, sexual orientation, or relationship status. Since HPV is transmitted through skin-to-skin sexual contact and sex toys, all sexual activity below the waistline puts a person at risk. Also, some cancers caused by HPV disproportionately affect people who have had same-sex or bisexual experiences. In addition, Trans people are also disproportionately affected by cancers caused by HPV. This is why it is important for everyone to get the HPV vaccine.

HPV Facts

Everything you need to know about HPV from people you can trust. Our information is provided by leading scientists global experts in HPV.