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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.

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1 hour ago
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
Fatigue with HIV Could Have Reversible Cause

Many of the cases of fatigue and difficulty sleeping that are common in persons with HIV infection could be caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to assessment from a new collaboration between pulmonary and infectious disease specialists.

Published
17 June 2018
From
MD Magazine
Viral suppression reduces cancer risk but does not affect common cancers

People with HIV whose viral load has been fully suppressed for at least two years have a significantly lower risk of developing any form of

Published
15 June 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Study finds high burden of psychosocial issues among PEP users

74% had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use. Furthermore, nearly half of participants had more than one issue.

Published
15 June 2018
From
CATIE
Frailty in men with HIV linked with bone weakness, muscle loss and large waist

Frailty is twice as prevalent in middle-aged and elderly HIV-positive men as in their HIV-negative peers, investigators from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) report

Published
13 June 2018
By
Michael Carter
Cancer Treatment Disparities in Elderly HIV-Infected Americans Warrant Attention

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that cancer treatment rates for HIV-infected seniors were lowest among the younger subset of patients, who would likely benefit most from treatment in terms of life expectancy.

Published
11 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Major depression worsens with age

Older age was associated with poorer major depressive disorder course, according to 2-year follow-up data published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Published
11 June 2018
From
Healio Psychiatic Annals
Closer Monitoring Recommended for Older Patients Treated With Dolutegravir for HIV

The maximum concentration of the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir (DTG) was significantly higher in people living with HIV who are more than 60 years old compared with younger individuals, according to new findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.There have been recent concerns about DTG-related neuropsychiatric toxicity, especially among older patients with HIV.

Published
11 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
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