IMPORTANT FACTS FOR MEN
The HPV virus can be spread through skin-to-skin touching even when no visible signs are present.
In 1990, 21% of throat cancers were linked to HPV. After 2000, 65% of the cases were linked to HPV.
Of those Men infected with HPV, 25% carried at least one strain commonly linked to throat cancer.
Most people contract HPV during their teen years. It is estimated more than 10% of all college students carry the cancer-causing HPV virus in their mouths at any given time.
The best way to prevent the virus is to have children and teens vaccinated before they are exposed.
If you're 26 or younger, insurance will cover the vaccine. If you didn't get it when you were a kid, you can still get the vaccine as an adult if you meet certain criteria.