Thursday, 19 November 2015

Give HPV vaccine to men who have sex with men, government told

Give HPV vaccine to men who have sex with men, government told Advisers say extending use of cervical cancer vaccine given to girls could help cut risk of anal, penile and throat cancers

Government advisers say the HPV vaccine that has been offered to girls aged 12 or 13 since 2008 to help protect them against cervical cancer should now also be available to men who have sex with men.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends a targeted programme of three doses for those aged up to 45 attending clinics specialising in treating HIV and genito-urinary conditions. There should be no lower age limit. Continue reading... The Guardian

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