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.

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HPV vaccine now targeted at boys
The controversial Gardasil shot is now 
recommended for males 9-26 years old

via, by Celeste Ball

Supporters and advocates believe it’s now equally as important that boys and men get vaccinated so they can protect their female partners from the virus.

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, HPV is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection nationwide. It is recommend that the Gardasil shot be administered before males or females become sexually active because the vaccine is less effective once someone has already been infected with HPV.

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