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Boys Are Being Denied A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer. Why Is This Being Allowed To Happen?

Yesterday, a short-sighted and shameful recommendation was made not to give teenage boys the potentially life-saving Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.

Published
21 July 2017
From
Huffington Post
Expanding HPV vaccine to teenage boys ‘not cost effective’, says official advice

The HPV vaccination should not be extended to boys as it is not cost-effective, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended. In an interim statement, published today by the Department of Health, the JCVI concluded that the risk of infection in males has already been substantially reduced by good vaccine uptake in girls.

Published
19 July 2017
From
Pulse
Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

Published
19 July 2017
From
BBC Health
Liver Cancer is What Killed Jailed Chinese Dissident Lu Xiaobo

The dissident’s plight has come under a global spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that Liu fell gravely ill because his cancer was not detected or treated while he was in prison. Prison authorities said Liu, who also had a history with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) received monthly check-ups and had “no abnormal conditions” before the liver cancer diagnosis.

Published
17 July 2017
From
Hepmag
FDA advisory committee recommends first-ever CAR-T gene therapy treatment for cancer

The FDA recommends approval of first-ever CAR-T gene therapy treatment for cancer. The story behind how this novel treatment and clinical trial was first funded by ACGT.

Published
13 July 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Do People With HIV Need Annual Physical Examinations?

Are yearly comprehensive physical exams a waste of time in people with HIV, or do higher rates of cancer and other clinical conditions merit more intense screening? Clinical practice guidelines don't put this to rest.

Published
12 July 2017
From
The Body PRO
HPV vaccine programme now offered to gay men in Scotland

The vaccine will be offered to men who have sex with men (MSM) up to and including the age of 45 who attend sexual health or HIV clinics.

Published
05 July 2017
From
STV
Does it ever make sense to target HPV screening at HIV-infected individuals?

A number of recent studies have considered the case for HPV-related cancer prevention interventions that are targeted at specific populations. A recent study suggests that, given their more rapid progression to precancerous conditions, HIV positive women in sub-Saharan Africa should be given the multivalent HP)V vaccine, as it already is to HIV-positive MSM in some high-income settings.

Published
05 July 2017
From
BMJ
GP's call to 'equally protect' boys with HPV vaccine

Dr Kirsty Bonney says she wants to see boys 'equally protected' against cancers caused by HPV.

Published
07 June 2017
From
BBC Health
HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer

HIV-positive women were more likely to have human papillomavirus infection progress to pre-cancerous cervical lesions

Published
02 June 2017
From
Science Daily
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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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