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Terrence Higgins Trust ‘extremely disappointed’ at refusal to extend HPV vaccine to gay men

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  1. This would be ridiculous were it not for the fact that giving the vaccine will save lives.

  2. The Lib Dems are telling us that they are preventing the Tories Ukip from acting in their old Ukip/BNP style ways, SO what are they doing about this LETS WRITE TO OUR MPs, each and every one of us!

  3. Disgusting discrimination and complacency on the part of health department officials.
    HPV vaccination is not only about preventing cervical cancer important as this is, it is about preventing a viral infection that is also responsible for anal, mouth and throat and penile cancer as well as genital warts, it should also be noted that genital warts can cause increased risk of other infections and so their prevention is also important in that context.
    In a highly mobile population “herd immunity” is not achieved by vaccinating less than 50% of the population and certainly not when interacting intimately with people from other countries here or abroad, where vaccination is even less per head of population than here!
    This is beyond unacceptable it is a health tragedy that is preventable, if only those responsible would wise up to the fact that a substantial percentage of the population are NOT heterosexual and do not always reside all their lives in Britain.

  4. hpvanalysis 19 Sep 2013, 8:58pm

    Has anyone carried out a needs essessment and analysed the cost of hpv vaccination against the cost if treatment at diagnosis?

    Is the cost if treatment the same in both eventualities?

    If so was this evidence provided go the committee, the DoH….. for consideration?

  5. The UK should do what is being done in Australia – extend the vaccination programme to include all school boys (12-13 yrs old).

  6. Benjy Bear 20 Sep 2013, 1:38pm

    Terrible for all the people living with hiv abandoned in aids charity ukcs collapse
    What sort of people would abandon the disabled ? after squandering £150,000 of their money shocking the hiv media denying them a voice and discriminating against them as it coverd up scandals

  7. David Shepherd 23 Sep 2013, 9:44pm

    US Center for Disease Control ‘Gay and bisexual men (who have sex with other men) are about 17 times more likely to develop anal cancer than men who only have sex with women.’

    Why? Read the US National Ins of a Health STI epidemiology study from 2007:!po=34.3750 .

    Homosexual anal sex involves a heightened STI transmission risk because, unlike straight partners, both can be the receptive. Additionally, anal intercourse significantly increases virus transmissibility. Orientation does not make anal intercourse compulsory.

    Therefore, Daisy Ellis’ demand for HPV vaccination lacks an evidence-based prevention strategy. Boys are not born with an orientation towards anal intercourse.

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