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HPV Vaccine Could Reduce Anal Cancer Rates in Older Gay Men

in MALAYSIA, 31/07/2013

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, given to older gay men, could prevent the transmission of strains of the virus that lead to anal cancer, aidsmap reports. Between 2010 and 2013, Australian researchers studied 342 gay men ages 35 or older who were tested at the outset for the strains of HPV covered by the currently available Gardasil vaccine and by the vaccine in development by Merck. They presented their findings at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur.


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