It’s recommended that all gay and bisexual men aged up to, and including 45, should be vaccinated against HPV.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a virus transmitted through sexual contact. There are over 200 different types of HPV, some of which are known to be associated with cancer (cervical, anus, penis, mouth and throat, vagina and vulva) and genital warts. Evidence suggests that 80-85% of anal cancers, 30-70% of oropharyngeal, and 50% of penile cancers are linked to HPV infection.
Vaccination is delivered in three doses with the second dose at least one month after the first dose and the third dose at least three months after the second dose.
Pop into one of our clinics or visit the sexual health service if you’d like to talk about getting your HPV vaccination.