19th November 2013
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation sets up working group on extending HPV vaccine to gay men 13
1:54 PM — The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has agreed to set up a working group on possibly offering HPV vaccinations to adolescent boys and gay and bisexual men.
19th September 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer: Hopefully the JCVI will recommend extending the HPV vaccine to gay men 6
7:32 PM — The decision of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to collate evidence on the merits of extending the HPV vaccine to young gay men has been welcomed by Conservative MP Mike Freer.
Scotland rejects calls for HPV vaccination to be given to boys 12
6:41 PM — Calls for a vaccination programme against the cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to be extended to include teenage boys have been rejected by the Scottish Government.
Terrence Higgins Trust ‘extremely disappointed’ at refusal to extend HPV vaccine to gay men 7
4:06 PM — The Department of Health's decision not to support extending the HPV vaccine to young gay men has been criticised by the Terrence Higgins Trust.
UK Government: No plans to extend the HPV vaccine to gay men 15
11:37 AM — The Department of Health says it has no plans to extend the HPV vaccine to young gay men - HPV can cause cervical, penile, anal and throat cancers.
22nd July 2013
Study: HPV virus linked to third of throat cancer cases 16
11:03 AM — With the government being urged to extend the HPV vaccination programme to young gay men, a new study shows one third of people diagnosed with throat cancer are infected with a form of the HPV virus.
2nd July 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer: The HPV vaccine needs to be extended to protect gay men 20
4:28 PM — Tory MP Mike Freer has announced a campaign to have the HPV vaccination extended to include teenage boys, arguing that the current scheme, which only vaccinates girls, neglects to protect gay men.
11th January 2013
British Medical Association urges for gay men to receive HPV vaccine 7
3:36 PM — A vaccine against HPV should be extended to young gay men, the BMA has told the Department of Health.
10th June 2012
Medical body calls on NHS to extend HPV vaccination to gay men 8
1:10 PM — A group of health professionals, men's health charities, and senior politicians are set to call on the NHS to extend vaccination against carcinogenic Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to gay men, the Guardian reports.
9th May 2011
Study finds gay men are more likely to have had cancer 84
10:55 AM — A large US study has suggested that gay men are more likely to have had cancer than straight men. The research, from California, found that gay men were almost twice as likely as straight men to have been diagnosed with this disease. On average, diagnoses happened a decade earlier for gay men.
21st January 2010
NHS review calls for clearer cervical cancer guidance for lesbians 2
3:36 PM — An NHS review on cervical cancer has said that more should be done to raise awareness of cervical cancer in lesbians. Historically, it was believed that the HPV virus, one of the causes of cervical cancer, could only be transmitted through sexual contact with men.