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NHC Has Announced To Expand HPV Vaccination Program To Cover Boys

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Published on July 10th, 2019

HPV vaccination for girls will turn 50 in 2058. The NHS has decided to expand the vaccination program to cover all boys in school year 8 in England from September.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for most cases of cervical cancers, can be controlled if boys are also vaccinated.

1. How Will Boys Be Vaccinated?

Boys aged 12 and 13 will be given life-saving jab n secondary schools from the start of the next school term – in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Girls of the same years have been getting vaccinated since 2008 in the UK.

2. Can Men Get Cancer From Hpv?

Yes, men can not only get cancer from HPV but they can also put women at increased risk by passing the virus through sexual contact.

3. Are All Hpv Virus Dangerous?

Not exactly. There are 100 different strains of HPV and majority of them are considered to be harmless, but few have been identified as the major risks for causing cancer in cervix, vagina, penis, anus, head, and neck.

4. How Many Injections Boys Will Have To Get?

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Two injections. The second one needs to be received between six and 24 months after the first.

5. How Does Hpv Get To Spread?

It is spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex or foreplay. Always remember, the condom does not give you full protection from this difficult-to-get-rid-of virus. You get only partial protection if you wear a condom.

There is no medication which can help you get rid of this virus, but your immune system often destroys it within a couple of years of catching it.

How HPV Is Spread

Many types of HPV affect the mouth, throat or genital area. They’re easy to catch. You do not need to have penetrative sex.

You Can Get Hpv From:

  • Any skin-to-skin contact of the genital area
  • Vaginal, anal or oral sex
  • Sharing sex toys

Cancers Linked To High-risk Hpv Include:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Cancer of the penis
  • Vulval cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Some types of head and neck cancer

Source: NHS

 

Source: Daiymail