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‘Eww’ Factor Aside, Anal HPV Infection Is A Risk

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Odds are about 50-50 that a sexually active woman will contract the virus that causes cervical cancer at some point in her life, but researchers in Hawaii have discovered that the risk of infection may be just as high in another disturbing site.

Anal infections of human papillomavirus, known as HPV, appear to be as common as cervical infections, according to an article published in the April issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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