Si controversele iscate in jurul sau (nu e testat suficient, nu se stie perioada de timp a imunitatii oferite, efecte secundare, inclusiv morti, nu vindeca o infectie deja dobandita, nu actioneaza la cauzele directe – sex la varste fragede, pilule contracptive orale etc), iata un studiu publicat in The New England Journal of Medicine, in care se vorbeste despre o alta metoda de prevenire: prezervativul.
The incidence of genital HPV infection was 37.8 per 100 patient-years at risk among women whose partners used condoms for all instances of intercourse during the eight months before testing, as compared with 89.3 per 100 patient-years at risk in women whose partners used condoms less than 5 percent of the time (adjusted hazard ratio, 0.3; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.1 to 0.6, adjusted for the number of new partners and the number of previous partners of the male partner). Similar associations were observed when the analysis was restricted to high-risk and low-risk types of HPV and HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18. In women reporting 100 percent condom use by their partners, no cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions were detected in 32 patient-years at risk, whereas 14 incident lesions were detected during 97 patient-years at risk among women whose partners did not use condoms or used them less consistently. SURSA