Research shows that women have higher rates of anal HPV infections and anal cancer (1). Although many women acquire an anal HPV infection, the immune system most often clears the virus within 3 years. However, sometimes, the immune system fails to clear the virus. According to Dr. Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD: “persistence of anal HPV infections is associated with sexual behaviors, including anal intercourse and anal finger sex, and may suggest that the anus is being reinfected. It may be that, eventually, the immune system is overwhelmed and the infection is not cleared. Persistence is important since it is necessary for anal cancer to occur.” (2). In other words, a woman acquires an anal HPV infection, then, the immune system clears the infection. If the women becomes infected again, the repeated infection may overwhelm the immune system and result in anal cancer.
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“In the US, females have a higher incidence (of anal HPV) than men. Recent estimates projected that 2250 men and 3980 women would be diagnosed with anal cancer in 2012. Alarmingly, the rate of invasive anal squamous cell carcinoma among females increased by 2.0% per year between the years 1973 and 2009 (1).” Study authors reported that there was a clearance rate of around 58% for anal HPV. This is similar to HPV clearance rates seen in the cervix. “Tobacco use, douching and anal sex were associated with slower clearance (1).” However, after they cleared the virus, many women became infected with anal HPV again. “We found that overall clearance rates were low, with only 56.5% showing no HR-HPV DNA (high risk HPV DNA) and 36.4% showing no HPV DNA (all types of HPV DNA) detection by year 3. This underscores the commonness of repeated detections of anal HPV over the course of the study (1).”
Researchers also found that women cleared the HPV16 strain, the one associated with anal cancer, at a much slower rate than other strains. “The slower rate noted for HPV16 in the anus is not surprising since HPV16 appears to be more important than the other HR-HPV types in anal cancers than in cervical cancers. Over 90% of anal cancers are associated with HPV16 compared to slightly over 50% of cervical cancers (1).”
According to the CDC: “HPV is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. HPV may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. HPV can be passed on between straight and same-sex partners-even when the infected partner has no signs or symptoms. A person can have HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sexual contact with an infected person. Most infected persons do not realize they are infected or that they are passing the virus on to a sex partner. It is also possible to get more than one type of HPV.” (3). In addition, the CDC also notes that “HPV is often shared between partners and can lie dormant for many years (4).”
(1) Natural history of anal human papillomavirus infection in heterosexual women and risks associated with persistence. Published on December 23, 2013. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/12/23/cid.cit947.full.pdf+html
(2) Persistent anal HPV in women associated with sexual behaviors. Published on January 7, 2013. http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/stds/news/online/%7Bb15d4da5-bd65-4269-97d6-577bebb3db2e%7D/persistent-anal-hpv-in-women-associated-with-sexual-behaviors
(3) CDC – Human Papillomavirus – What is HPV? Last updated on February 5, 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/whatishpv.html
(4) CDC – Cervical Cancer Screening for Women Who Attend STD Clinics or Have a History of STDs. Last updated on January 28, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/cc-screening.htm
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