HPV can affect men.

  • HPV can affect men. The virus causes 90 percent of anal cancer, about 60% of oropharyngeal (tonsils, throat, base of tongue) cancers, and rarer cancers, such as 50 percent of penile cancers.
  • There is currently no approved screening test for HPV in men. If you are concerned or have any questions, you should speak to your doctor or medical practitioner.
  • To help prevent HPV-related cancers in the future, the HPV vaccine is recommended for all people living in Australia aged 9 to 25. It is free for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years of age under the National Immunisation Program.

HPV can also affect transmen. Cervical screening is the best way to detect HPV in transmen and should be discussed with your doctor or health professional.