Yes. Although there’s misinformation out there about who might be at risk, the truth is that HPV can affect both males and females.
WHO CAN GET HPV?
BOTH MALES AND FEMALES CAN BE AFFECTED BY HPV
SO, MALES CAN GET HPV TOO?
HOW DO YOU GET HPV?
Because HPV often has no signs or symptoms, males and females can get the virus without knowing it and then pass it on. Exposure can happen with any kind of adolescent experimentation that involves genital contact with someone who has HPV — intercourse isn't necessary, but it is the most common way to get the virus.
THE HPV TIMELINE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
About half of new HPV infections occur in 15- TO 24-YEAR-OLDS.
For most, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don't clear the virus, HPV could cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females and anal cancer and genital warts in both males and females.