The Bottom Line: Gay Men, HPV and Anal Cancer
This website is intended as a resource for gay and other men who have sex with men. Gay men (and particularly HIV-positive gay men) are at a greater risk of developing some HPV-related cancers, compared to the general population.
HPV causes common warts and genital warts. While, for most people the virus is harmless and their immune systems are able to clear it, it can also cause a range of cancers, including cancers of the anus, cervix, penis, vagina, vulva, and the neck and throat.