HPV shot dilemma: Should gay boys be targeted? – Health – Kids and parenting – msnbc.com


The Human Papiloma Virus accounts for many cases of Herpes, and Cervical cancer in Woman, however, it has been discovered recently that it can also contribute significantly to anal cancer in gay, and bisexual boys and men.  Further, HPV can cause throat cancer in men as well.  The issue is wether to require all young males to have the immunization at or around age 9, as the vaccine works best before they are exposed to the virus.  One of the problems is should the vaccine be targeted specifically gay/bisexual identified youth?  Or should it be universal?  The other is that the shots are $100 each, and there have to be 3 of them for it to be effective.

HPV shot dilemma: Should gay boys be targeted? – Health – Kids and parenting – msnbc.com.

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