Category Archives: Gardasil

  1. HPV Vaccine Protection Against Anal Disease in Men: Controversy About Meaning of Results

    via Medscape, by Nick Mulcahy In young men who have sex with men (MSM), the human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine (Gardasil, Merck) reduced the rates of anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN), compared with placebo, according to an international team of investigators. The study on the vaccine was published in the October 27 issue of the New England Journal Read More >>

    anal cancer, Gardasil, HPV, MSM, New Enlgand Journal of Medicine
  2. HPV and Anal Cancer in Older Women: Risk and Prevention

    via Women’s Voices for Change, by Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. Excerpt: Although it has not been documented rigorously, there is a reason to believe that anal cancer could develop very much the way cervical cancer does. The change in the cells begins with mild atypica, progresses to more serious abnormal change (mild, moderate and severe dysplasia), before Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, Gardasil, HPV, women, Women's Health
  3. FDA approves Gardasil to prevent anal cancer [Dec 22]

    Read the press release from the FDA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today [December 22] approved the vaccine Gardasil for the prevention of anal cancer and associated precancerous lesions due to human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, and 18 in people ages 9 through 26 years. Click here for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis press Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal sex, Gardasil, men, women
  4. Anal HPV Infection in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men from China

    via PLoS One Lei Gao, et. al Background Anal HPV infection, which contributes to the development of anal warts and anal cancer, is well known to be common among men who have sex with men (MSM), especially among those HIV positives. However, HIV and anal HPV co-infection among MSM has not been addressed in China. Methods A Read More >>

    anal health, China, Gardasil, gay men, HPV, MSM, vaccine
  5. Genital Wart Virus may be on the rise in men/The HPV Vaccine solution

    Genital Wart Virus May Raise Men’s Risk of HIV via The Body After controlling for numerous factors — subsequent circumcision, baseline herpes simplex virus type 2 serostatus, and sexual and demographic risk factors — the HPV-infected men were still 80 percent more likely to acquire HIV than the men without HPV. Read the rest. HPV vaccine now Read More >>

    Gardasil, HIV transmission, HPV, men, safer sex, sexual health, United States, vaccine
  6. Phase III Data Released on Gardasil and Anal Disease among MSM

    via Merck Press Release In Phase III Data Merck’s GARDASIL® Was Efficacious Against Anal Disease Caused by HPV 6,11,16, and 18 Merck & Co., Inc. announced [February 17] that in new Phase III data, GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16 and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant] was 77.5 percent (95 percent CI: 39.6, 93.3) efficacious against anal intraepithelial Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal sex, Gardasil, gay men, HPV, MSM
  7. Confusion surrounds HPV vaccine for men

    Among HIV-negative gay men, the rate of anal cancer is “as high as cervical cancer in women before the introduction of Pap smears. And if you are HIV-positive, it’s about double that,” Chin-Hong said.  via Bay Area Reporter, by Bob Roehr Should men routinely receive the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) that protects against cervical and anal Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, Gardasil, gay men, HPV
  8. Hearing on HPV Vaccine for Boys: Public Comments Welcome

    via POZ Should the federal government pay for the Gardasil HPV vaccine for boys and young men covered by government-funded health programs? The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is holding a public hearing October 21 and 22 in Atlanta to discuss this important question and would Read More >>

    anal cancer, Gardasil, gay men, HPV, vaccine
  9. A Vaccine Debate Once Focused on Sex Shifts as Boys Join the Target Market

    Read more about HPV on the IRMA blog. Also of interest:Anal cancer prevention: how we are failing men who have sex with men via Washington Post, by Rob Stein When a vaccine designed to protect girls against a sexually transmitted virus arrived three years ago, the debate centered on one question: Would the shots make young girls Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, Gardasil, HPV