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Table 3 Most common types of infection associated with cancer are HPV-16 and to a lesser extent 18

From: Oral sex, cancer and death: sexually transmitted cancers

Measures of HPV Prevalence (%) Odds SimplePara> HPV 16+ Patients
  Control Oropharyngeal cancer Adjusted compared to control (1.0)
HPV-16 serology 7 57 32.2 (14.6–71.3)
Oral HPV-16 infection 4 32 14.6 (6.3–36.6)
All Oral HPV infection 6 37 12.3 (5.4–26.4)
HPV-16 E6 or E7 serology 4 64 58.4 (24.2–138.3)
  1. Modified from D’Souza G, Kreimer AR, Viscidi R, Pawlita M, Fakhry C, Koch WM, et al. Case-control study of human papillomavirus and oropharyngeal cancer. N Engl J Med. 2007 May 10;356(19):1944–56.