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Should we be concerned some gay men are buying antibiotics online for STIs?

A leading online provider of PrEP also sells the antibiotic doxycycline - but why are people buying it and why are health organizations concerned?

Published
28 December 2018
From
Gay Star News
Testing times: four emerging STIs that you can’t afford to ignore

Although gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis grab most of the headlines, public health officials are warily watching the emergence of other bacterial sexually transmitted infections.

Published
06 December 2018
From
Mosaic
US: HPV Vaccine Approved for Women and Men up to Age 45

On October 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its approval of the Gardasil 9 vaccine, which protects against nine difference strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), to cover women and men ages 27 to 45.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Cancer Health
Online HIV prevention program receives $8.8 million NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $8.8 million grant to Keep It Up!, a novel online HIV prevention program that has been shown to reduce sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent.

Published
31 August 2018
From
Northwestern University NewsCenter
Teenage boys to be vaccinated against cancer-causing HPV

Boys aged 12 and 13 in England are to be vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), the government has said.

Published
24 July 2018
From
The Guardian
HPV jab should be given to boys, committee says

Adolescent boys as well as girls should get the vaccine, an advisory committee says.

Published
18 July 2018
From
BBC Health
JCVI announcement on HPV vaccination for boys: HPV Action's press release

HPV Action welcomes today’s JCVI statement on HPV vaccination for boys and calls on the Department of Health and Social Care to accept the JCVI’s advice and without further delay announce that boys will be included in the national HPV vaccination programme.

Published
18 July 2018
From
HPV Action
We Cannot Delay Any Further - Boys Should Be Given The HPV Vaccine Now

We have the medical evidence to prove that the HPV vaccine works and is also cost-effective.The HPV vaccine should be made available to boys through a school-based immunisation programme.

Published
20 June 2018
From
Huffington Post
HPV jabs will be offered to thousands of teen boys on the NHS as well as girls to protect against deadly cancer virus

Boys will now be offered the HPV vaccine for the first time in Britain. Previously only girls were given the jab with boys left at risk of cancer.

Published
18 June 2018
From
Daily Mail
Ten years on since the start of the HPV vaccine programme – what impact is it having?

Ten years ago the UK introduced the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination into the national routine programme, which is offered to adolescent girls in secondary school.This means that this generation will be well protected from developing cervical cancer in the future, which is caused by HPVs 99% of the time.

Published
18 June 2018
From
Public Health England
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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