HPV vax works but too pricey

Melbourne sexual health specialist Dr Marcus Chen said little work has been done to look at HPV acquisition in young gay men, yet this group, especially those who are HIV positive, are at increased risk of anal cancer.

“There has been work to show that the HPV vaccine can prevent anal HPV in gay men and therefore will probably prevent a lot of anal cancer in that group,” he told MO. Dr Chen and his team surveyed 200 MSM aged 16–20 about their knowledge and attitudes towards HPV and HPV vaccination, and found that most would be willing to talk