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Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, researchers say.For men, the risk of HPV-driven cancers of the head and neck rise along with the number of oral sex partners, researchers said Friday at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in the US capital. With women, the number of sexual partners does not appear to raise the risk.Women who have a greater number of vaginal sex partners appear to face a lower risk of oral HPV infection, she said.
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