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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
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
MSM, especially if HIV-positive, have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, according to US research

Men who have sex with men (MSM) have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of

Published
06 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
Hepatitis A outbreaks among men who have sex with men: three clusters reported across 13 countries

Between February 2016 and February 2017, three clusters involving 287 confirmed cases of hepatitis A (HAV) have been reported across 13 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Most of the notified cases were among men who have sex with men (MSM) who had not been vaccinated against HAV.

Published
28 February 2017
From
ECDC
Health experts concerned by rise in hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men

A simple vaccine is available to prevent infection.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Gay Star News
AT LAST: Gay men and transgender people get vaccine to prevent genital warts and anal cancer – impressive pilot results in England

Gay men and transgender people in England now have limited access to the HPV vaccine. Early results from an ongoing pilot study are extremely encouraging.

Published
18 January 2017
From
HIV i-Base
Large percentage of youth with HIV may lack immunity to measles, mumps, rubella

Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella -- even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. This estimate is based on a study of more than 600 children and youth exposed to HIV in the womb.

Published
14 August 2015
From
Science Daily
WHO: Guidelines on post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and the use of co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-related infections among adults, adolescents and children

Recommendations for a public health approach - December 2014 supplement to the 2013 consolidated ARV guidelines.

Published
02 December 2014
From
World Health Organization
NHS England: make sure your clients get flu vaccination

NHS England has sent a letter to healthcare charities, including HIV charities, asking them to remind their clients that they are eligible for free seasonal influenza vaccinations and should get them. The flu vaccine is available from your GP and you are eligible for it if you have HIV.

Published
13 November 2014
From
NHS 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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