Category Archives: HPV

  1. Strategies and ethical considerations for the recruitment of young men who have sex with men: challenges of a vaccination trial in Mexico

    Via by Gutiérrez-Luna A, Angeles-Llerenas A, Wirtz VJ, Del Río AA, Zamilpa-Mejía L, Aranda-Flores C, Viramontes JL, Lazcano-Ponce E. BACKGROUND:The importance of recruiting and retaining study participants from minority groups is well recognized; however, there are no established rules for recruitment as its success depends on the setting and population. PURPOSE: To describe and analyze recruitment Read More >>

    clinical trials, HPV, Mexico, minority, MSM
  2. Pre-cancerous cell changes sometimes ‘hidden’ in anal warts of gay men

    via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter Cancerous or “high-grade” pre-cancerous cells changes were detected in a high proportion of anal warts surgically removed from gay men, US investigators report in the July 1st edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The investigators believe that their findings could have implications for the management of anal warts. Read the rest.

    anal cancer, anal health, gay men, HPV
  3. Anal human papillomavirus infection is associated with HIV acquisition in men who have sex with men

    AIDS: 1 June 2009 – Volume 23 – Issue 9 – p 1135-1Chin-Hong, Peter V; Husnik, Marla; Cranston, Ross D; Colfax, Grant; Buchbinder, Susan; Da Costa, Maria; Darragh, Teresa; Jones, Dana; Judson, Franklyn; Koblin, Beryl; Mayer, Kenneth H; Palefsky, Joel M Abstract Objective:Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted agent that causes anogenital cancer and precancer Read More >>

    anal health, gay men, HIV transmission, HPV, MSM
  4. 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
  5. Men With HPV at Higher Risk for HIV, Study Finds

    via Bloomberb Business Week, by Robert Preidt Preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may be one way to slow the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a new study that found that HPV-positive men are at greater risk for HIV infection than those not infected with HPV. “Developing a vaccine to prevent HIV is the greatest hope for curbing the Read More >>

    Africa, HIV transmission, HPV, Kenya, men, sexual health
  6. Anal HPV in hetero men common

    via Contrary to what’s traditionally been believed, anal infection with the virus that causes genital warts is common in heterosexual men, a new study confirms. Until recent years, there had been little interest in studying the prevalence of anal infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) in men who have sex exclusively, or primarily, with women — Read More >>

    anal health, heterosexuality, HPV, men
  7. 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
  8. Anal cancer prevention in HIV-positive men and women

    Abstract – Current Opinion in Oncology, September 2009by Joel M. PalefskyDepartment of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Purpose of review:The incidence of human papillomavirus-associated anal cancer is unacceptably high among HIV-positive men who have sex with men, and possibly in HIV-positive women. Unlike most other malignancies occurring in the HIV-positive population, anal cancer Read More >>

    anal cancer, ARV, HPV
  9. HIV-positive men at high risk for anal cancer

    via EDGE Boston, by Matthew S. Bajko Cancer researchers have found that since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy HIV-positive men’s chances of having human papillomavirus (HPV) related anal cancers have increased. Yet many are not only unaware of their heightened risk but also do not know to seek HPV screening. The lack of attention paid Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal health, anal sex, gay men, HPV
  10. 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