MOUTH (Men Offering Understanding of Throat HPV)Study

A Research Study of Oral HPV in Healthy Men


Researchers at Johns Hopkins want to better understand how certain behaviors, such as smoking, and other risk factors affect oral HPV infection rates and how likely these infections will persist over time. While there is no approved screening for oral HPV infection or oropharynx cancer, we are evaluating promising HPV markers that may help identify people at risk of oropharyngeal cancer earlier.

Who Can Join?

This study is now closed for new enrollment.

FAQs About Oral HPV

***This research study is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. R35 DE026631

Principal Investigator: Dr. Gypsyamber D'Souza
JH SOM eIRB#: IRB00119537