I read in the Western Front last week that males can be tested for HPV. Is this true?
I know there are many strains, and many have different physical manifestations.
I saw that also in the article, and no, that is not the case in a routine STD test. There is no "lab" test for HPV in a male like the pap smear and HPV DNA testing of vaginal fluid in the female.
It is possible to biopsy a lesion and send it for analysis, but there are few patients where that is necessary or advisable. There is no test available to rule out HPV in an asymptomatic (no symptoms or lesions) male.