Is RRP an STD?

hds004There are over 200 known serotypes of HPV.  About 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV.  About 7% of adults have HPV in their oral cavity.  Only about 3,000 to 13,000 patients in the United States have Recurrent Respiratory Papilllomatosis.  Virtually all of them have active HPV in thier oral cavity.  These patients are afflicted with HPV 6 and 11, which affects primarily mucous membranes.  It is looking more and more like oral to oral transmission trumps oral genital transmission.   It seems to be a different animal all together than cervical HPV.  Serotypes 16 and 18 are the types associated with carcinogenesis.  There currently is no evidence that spouses should be vaccinated and it does not really seem to be easily transmitted between adults.