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HPV

Men need vaccine against anal warts, cancer

Males need access to the HPV vaccine too, say local sexual health experts. HPV, which causes cervical cancer, also raises risk for genital warts and anal cancer, especially in gay and bisexual men.

HPV vaccine for gay men?

Although HPV(Human papillomavirus) vaccination is generally associated with women, the British Medical Association has recently said gay men should also receive this vaccination.

HPV vaccine

In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil, a vaccine that is highly effective in preventing persistent infection of HPV.

Two-thirds of US adults carry HPV

American researchers found that more than two-thirds of a test group were infected with human papillomavirus. However, only some of the strains carry the risk of cancer.

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