Letters HPV vaccination

Genitourinary medicine clinics may not see young men who have sex with men before they become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV)

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5215 (Published 19 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5215
  1. Emily Clarke, specialty trainee in genitourinary medicine1,
  2. Courtney Burtenshaw, specialty trainee in general practice1,
  3. Megan Goddard, medical student2,
  4. Raj Patel, consultant in genitourinary medicine1
  1. 1Department of Sexual Health, Royal South Hants Hospital, Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, UK
  2. 2University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. emilyrclarke{at}doctors.org.uk

Stanley and colleagues discuss the need to vaccinate all young people against human papillomavirus (HPV).1 Genitourinary medicine clinics may help in preventing HPV infection by offering vaccination opportunistically to men who have sex with men (MSM), but they may miss many young MSM.

An Australian study of 200 MSM aged 16-20 found that the proportion of men with HPV infection increased with …

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