HPV infections common among gay, bisexual teen males

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Many young men who report having sex with other young men have the human papillomavirus (HPV) that can lead to genital warts and anal cancer, according to a new study from Australia. The results, based on men as young as 16, suggest that vaccination could help lower infection rates in this population. The findings also strengthen the U.S. recommendation that all children ages 11 and 12 years old receive the series of shots to prevent HPV, said one expert. “It suggests that gender-neutral vaccination is important,” Noel Brewer told Reuters Health by phone. …
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