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Table 2 Comparison of HPV positivity in semen samples and penile swabs

From: Impact of human papillomavirus infection on semen parameters and reproductive outcomes

  Potential sperm donors (n = 97) Men from infertile couples (n = 328) P-value (hrHPV) P-value (hrHPV+lrHPV)
hrHPV hrHPV+lrHPV hrHPV hrHPV+lrHPV
S+/PS+ 4 (4.12%) 5 (5.15%) 30 (9.15%) 41 (12.5%) 0.165 0.063
S+/PS- 2 (2.06%) 2 (2.06%) 9 (2.74%) 7 (2.13%) 0.994 1.000
S−/PS+ 22 (22.68%) 30 (30.93%) 76 (23.17%) 93 (28.35%) 1.000 0.716
S−/PS- 69 (71.13%) 60 (61.86%) 213 (64.94%) 187 (57.01%) 0.311 0.464
  1. HrHPV includes HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68, 70, 73, and 82 genotypes
  2. LrHPV includes HPV6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44/55
  3. S Semen samples, PS Penile swabs