Sep 3, 2006
What are your thoughts on HIV positive men receiving the HPV vaccine that was developed by Merck? I know there have been some controversy on whether young boys should receive the vaccine so that they will not pass on the virus to girls when they mature. However, there also seems to be an advantage to HIV individuals to reduce the chances of HPV and the symptoms and difficulties that come along with having that disease. Plus, the vaccine would be able to prevent against genital/ anal warts, a condition which some HIV positive men suffer. Your insights and thoughts as a HIV healthcare professional will be greatly appreciated.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Unlikely to be effective in that most/many sexually active men have already been exposed to HPV (and therefore have it) along the years from sexual activity.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Do Symptoms Of Hepatitis C Include Unusual Odor Of Urine?
- If I Have Itchy Skin Do I Have Hiv?
- If I Have Sex With A Man Who Is Hiv Negative Then Can I Get Hiv?
- Can Vaginal Secretions Transmit Hiv?
- Chances Of A Woman Getting Hiv Unprotected Sex
- Can A Hiv Positive Person Have Normal Cbc Results?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.