Mr Adegboyega, who is of the department of Gynaecology, UITH, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin that HPV was mostly trasmitted through sexual activities.
He said that the virus caused almost all cases of cervical cancer and could cause genital warts and anal cancer.
“Oral sex has been linked with an increased risk of acquiring HPV infection in the mouth and with an increased risk of developing oral cancers that are caused by HPV.The professor also warned that those who engage in oral sex were twice more likely to have the oral HPV infection than those who did not engage in oral sex.
“However, sex in general has also been linked with these risks,”
Mr Fawole also made it known that there is no need for individuals to restrict their sexual activities in a relationship if both are in good health. He further said people should go for check ups from time to time in order to guard against cancer of any kind.