Navigation Links
Should young men be vaccinated against human papilloma virus?

New Rochelle, NY, August 7, 2012 Vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV) is recommended for young women to protect them from HPV infection and cervical cancer. Male HPV immunization is increasingly a topic of debate in the medical community. A timely review of the literature published in Viral Immunology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (, explores whether HPV vaccination of young men is warranted and cost effective. The article is available free online at the Viral Immunology ( website.

Gorren Low and colleagues from University of Southern California and David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, have published a comprehensive review of the recent medical literature to evaluate the potential for reducing illness caused by HPV infection and the cost-effectiveness of expanding routine HPV vaccination to include young males. They present their recommendations in the article "Can Male Vaccination Reduce the Burden of Human Papilloma-Related Disease in the United States? ("

Both females and males can transmit HPV and both can become infected and develop genital warts. Reducing the risk of cervical cancer in women has been the main focus of education, marketing, and immunization campaigns associated with the introduction of two effective HPV vaccines. The question now is whether to expand that effort to encourage vaccination among males.

"The authors have dissected the public health, social, ethical, marketing, and economic implications of including of males in HPV vaccination programs," says David L. Woodland, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Viral Immunology and Chief Scientific Officer, Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology. "The data reviewed in this superb paper will be of considerable interest for public health professionals, vaccine researchers, and physicians alike."


Contact: Bill Schappert
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Related medicine news :

1. Canada should play a role in addressing the global cancer epidemic
2. New standards for treating traumatic shoulder injuries to improve patient care
3. Should oxygen be used for patients with chronic heart failure?
4. Men Can Still Ask for PSA Test, and Some Should, Doctors Say
5. Canada should significantly increase its funding of randomized clinical trials
6. Routine care for Crohns disease in children should include measurement of bone age
7. Older Women Should Not Take Calcium, Vitamin D: Task Force
8. Guidelines Issued for When Docs Should Order Vascular Testing
9. Presidential candidates should address childhood obesity and bullying, poll says
10. KORT Physical Therapist Says Shoulder Pain Shouldn’t Be Ignored
11. Ethics should drive health policy reform, especially with physician-owned specialty hospitals
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Should young men be vaccinated against human papilloma virus?
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... The importance of volumetric ... the focus of numerous abstracts accepted for presentation here, at the 101st Annual ... abstracts highlight the use of Volpara Solutions’ quantitative breast imaging software tools for ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... independence is everything. That is why Hollister Incorporated has launched the VaPro Plus ... this next product in the VaPro touch free catheter portfolio,” said Michael Gresavage, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (December 1, 2015) ... has awarded Education and Developmental Therapies (EDT), an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service ... special needs providers that excel in synthesizing the areas of clinical quality, staff ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... , ... McLean, VA., December 1, 2015 - Octo Consulting ... agile development contract to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) IT Services Directorate. ... infrastructure, as well as operations and sustainment support to the NGA’s Agile Web ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... for the care management and population health arenas, is pleased to announce that ... cost containment services, has successfully implemented the ACUITY Complete Care™ Management to back ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015 A federal court has ... to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Pharmaceutical Care Management ... 900, a new law that forces employers and consumers ... Arkansas must now defend a law ... PCMA President and CEO Mark Merritt . --> ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 2015  Athletic apparel company Tommie Copper ... pay $1.35 million to settle Federal Trade Commission ... compression clothing would relieve severe and chronic pain ... Tommie Copper,s proposed settlement ... its founder and chairman Thomas Kallish ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 1, 2015 Assurex Health, Inc. today ... giving healthcare providers an expanded range of options ... suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress ... i .   --> ... the addition of two new drug classes, 17 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: