Young gay men unaware about HPV or that there’s a vaccine available
If there was a vaccine against HIV, you can be sure gay men would be rushing to get vaccinated. However, despite there being a vaccination available for HPV, it turns out many young, gay and bisexual men don’t know about it or the viral infection it fights.
That’s the findings from a new study by researchers at Rutgers University, published in the Journal of Community Health.
HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. There are several different types of HPV virus: some can cause warts and some can go on, years after initial infection, to cause different types of cancer. These typically include certain types of throat cancer, anal cancer, cervical cancer, and penile cancer.
Gay men are significantly more likely to be infected with
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