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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.

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
Low CD4 count in patients with HIV prolongs influenza viral shedding

HIV-infected individuals with a low CD4 count experienced a longer duration of influenza virus shedding, according to findings published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Published
11 June 2018
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HPV vaccine lacks efficacy in adults with HIV

Results of a phase 3 trial recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases showed that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was not effective in preventing new anal infections or improving high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in adults aged 27 years or older with HIV.

Published
23 April 2018
From
Healio
HPV Vaccine For Gay And Bisexual Men Is Long Overdue But It’s Not Enough To Protect Everyone From Preventable Cancers

Terrence Higgins Trust believes the HPV vaccine should be provided through a gender-neutral school-based vaccination programme, in line with the current programme for girls. This would mean every child, regardless of gender or sexuality, can enter the adult world with their risk of HPV significantly reduced.

Published
07 February 2018
From
Huffington Post
England: HPV vaccination programme for men who have sex with men

The government has confirmed that it will introduce a nationwide HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men. It will be rolled out in phases from April 2018.

Published
06 February 2018
From
Public Health England
European HIV Guidelines Make Special HPV Recommendations for Gay Men

Gay and bisexual men with HIV should get vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV) up until age 40, according to updated guidelines from the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), released this week at the 16th European AIDS Conference. And others with HIV should be vaccinated until age 26, the guidelines state.

Published
30 October 2017
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
EMIS updating GP alert wrongly stating HIV patients should stop taking medicines

GPs and practice nurses are wrongfully being told to advise patients with HIV to stop taking their medication after receiving the flu jab. EMIS Health is urgently working to update a its systems after users highlighted the problem, which it said was due to ‘ambiguity’ in available clinical guidance.

Published
20 October 2017
From
Pulse
UK: GP systems giving incorrect warning over flu vaccine

Computer systems used by GPs are giving an incorrect alert on flu vaccines. Patients are being urged to carry on having vaccinations and taking their ARVs as normal.

Published
11 October 2017
From
Beyond Positive

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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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