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Share Your Comments and Experiences in Support of Extending HPV Vaccine Coverage to U.S. Boys and Young Men

September 15, 2009

The number of people who are able to receive the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine Gardasil may be about to double. But will the number of people who can afford to get it follow suit?

Gardasil was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, and as of September 2009 it was indicated for girls and women between the ages of 9 and 26. It protects people from becoming infected with four types of human papillomavirus (HPV), two of which are responsible for about 70 percent of cervical cancers worldwide.

But, according to recent research, Gardasil seems to be effective in males as well; it appears to help prevent genital warts, as well as anal cancer, penile cancer and other types of cancers that are potentially caused by HPV.

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Comment by: Dave (Rosendale, NY) Wed., Sep. 16, 2009 at 11:29 pm EDT
My doctor just performed a random exam for the "HPV" in me and he found 2 (two) "Pre-Cancerous" areas. Which he later removed by using a laser treatment to burn off the pre-cancerous surface cells. I had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1992 and I am very thankful that my physician was vigilant enough to check me for the "HPV" . I would never want to go through those Chemotherapy and Full-Brain Radiation treatments, ever again. So I sincerely believe that any and "every" "post-pubesent" boy and "every" adult male should receive a "HPV" Vaccine and examination because "straight" boys and men can get the "HPV" orally, even from just having oral sex !
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