HOW TO SCREEN HPV IN MEN?
The first question I get when I detect wart lesions, HPV DNA positivity, or smear test pathologies related to the wart virus is the question of partner scanning or how to treat it. Although the basis of this problem is of course a search for the source of the problem, it is often anxiety to get the virus again during and after the treatment of the woman and to return to the top of the problem, which is very justified.
Of course, HPV screening can be done in men. Depending on whether the wart lesion is observed clinically or not, there may be changes in the methods.
If the man already has warts, this will be treated by urology or dermatology specialists. In this case, an important issue for the long-term follow-up of the couple and especially the correct orientation of the woman is the evaluation of the wart sample HPV DNA. The HPV DNA type identified here will provide an important clue for the follow-up and treatment of the woman. We recommend examining the wart sample at the beginning of treatment without any cryosterization or electrocautery.
If the man does not already have warts or had any wart lesions in his lifetime, screening can of course be done again.
* From the entrance of the urinary tract from the head of the penis
* In uncircumcised men, especially through the folds of the skin on the head of the penis,
* Over the scrotum skin covering the testicles
* We can take a swab from the skin of the penis root and work.
In addition, we now know that HPV can be found at the head of the sperm and in the scrotum, epididymis and sperm ducts. In the semen example, we can also scan HPV with PCR studies. There are publications about the benefit of looking for PCR in male semen analysis especially for couples who will receive IVF treatment. Although the publications about the detection of HPV DNA in sperm sample in male have decreased the success of IVF, research is ongoing.