According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is common in both males and females and each year with more than 9,000 males are affected by cancers caused by HPV infection.
Experts suggest that men should also have themselves vaccinated against HPV to protect themselves from cancer.
A local doctor says there has been an increase of parents asking for the vaccine for their sons.
The CDC recommends that children ages 11-12 get the vaccine.
LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Health experts are urging boys to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine.