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Vaccines against HPV are likely to protect against oropharyngeal HPV
HPV type 16 has been found in tonsillar carcinomas, and other HPV
types in other oropharyngeal carcinomas.
The current focus of debate on genital carcinomas misses the big
Oncogenic HPV types are also found in the oropharynx.
While oropharyngeal HPV infection is sexually transmissable, it is not the
only mode of transmission. Non-sexual contact can transmit HPV infection
Following the introduction of vaccines against HPV, the incidence and
prevalence of oropharyngeal carcinomas must be measured in order to
determine whether or not the incidence of oropharyngeal carcinomas is