Table 1.

HPV-16 viral load (per 103 CE) among specimens with a detectable viral load by reverse line blot genotyping result and anatomic site

Anatomic siteReverse line blot genotyping result no. (%)
HPV-16 positiveMedian viral load (range)HPV-16 negativeMedian viral load (range)P
All sites82 (67.2)782 (3-373,782)40 (32.8)19 (0.8-990)<0.001*
    Anal canal6 (62.5)1,315 (665-43,797)3 (37.5)4 (0.8-9)0.037*
    Perianal area6 (50.0)5,667 (26-82,742)6 (50.0)12 (2-178)0.013*
    Glans/corona17 (68.0)138 (3-373,782)8 (32.0)78 (17-588)0.336
    Scrotum18 (60.0)251 (7-38,212)12 (40.0)28 (4-332)0.005*
    Semen2 (50.0)114 (59-170)2 (50.0)40 (5-76)0.699
    Penile shaft32 (84.2)2,486 (12-75,701)6 (15.8)156 (3-990)0.006*
    Urethra2 (40.0)590 (229-951)3 (60.0)2 (1-8)0.149
  • * Denotes statistical significance (α = 0.05).