Fawole, who is of the Department of Gynaecology, UITH, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Tuesday that HPV was mostly sexually transmitted.
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.
“However, sex in general has also been linked with these risks,” he said.
Those that engage in oral sex are more likely to have HPV infections compared to those who do not engage in it.
Fawole, however, said there was no need for individuals in monogamous relationships to restrict their sexual activities if the pair was in good health.
He called on people to always go for screening and check-up to guard against cancer of any kind.