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Position statement on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination

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VAC, 2015/2017 Community members have recently been expressing interest in human papillomavirus vaccines (HPV) in online discussions. Health bodies in both the UK and Ireland have recommended that all gay and bisexual men receive the vaccine in order to reduce their risk of certain cancers. VAC developed a position statement on this issue back in July 2015 in association with Melbourne Sexual...

Syphilis, Gonorrhea Cases Show Sharp Increase In England Following STI Budget Cuts

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Tech Times, 6 July 2016, 11:39 am EDT Cases of syphilis and gonorrhea in the United Kingdom soared following budget cuts on sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing. Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that in 2015, there were 434,456 cases of STIs reported. Gonorrhea was diagnosed in 41,1932 people, which is a 10 percent spike compared to figures in 2014. On the other hand, syphilis...

Know your chances of contracting an STI

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British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Canada A common question people have is “What are my chances of getting an STI?”  While there is no simple answer, the charts below give an estimate of your chances, when your partner has that sexually transmitted infection (STI). These charts are based on research where possible, and have been reviewed by STI experts in British Columbia.  These charts...

Genital warts in young Australians 5 years into national HPV vaccination programme

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BMJ; 346 doi:   Objective To measure the effect on genital warts of the national human papillomavirus vaccination programme in Australia, which started in mid-2007. Conclusions The significant declines in the proportion of young women found to have genital warts and the absence of genital warts in vaccinated women in 2011 suggests that the human papillomavirus vaccine has a high efficacy outside...

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