HPV and Men
The Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus which can infect the male genitalia including the skin on and around the penis and anus. About 1% of sexually active men in the U.S. have genital warts at any one time. Click here to read more.
On 10/16/2009, Merck, the drug maker, announced the FDA approval of the vaccine Gardasil to prevent genital warts in boys and young men. Previously, the product was approved to prevent genital warts and cervical cancer in girls and women.
Gardasil is indicated in boys and men 9 through 26 years of age for the prevention of genital warts (condyloma acuminata) caused by HPV types 6 and 11. The vaccine is administered at the following schedule: 0, 2 and 6 months. The vaccine is available in our office for administration.
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Dr. Frank sees patients at his West Orange office from nearby New Jersey towns, serving Livingson, Short Hills, Millburn, Maplewood, Montclair, Essex Fells, South Orange, Verona, Caldwell, and West Caldwell.