Skip to comments.Expert: Boys Should Be Vaccinated Against HPV
Posted on 04/28/2014 4:31:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Doctor warns against misinformation on immunisation
Dubai: A vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in girls should also be given to boys, a gynaecologist said on Monday.
Dr Britt Clausson, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Mediclinic City hospital, said that data now strongly suggests that the HPV (human papilomavirus) is also associated with cancers of male reproductive organs. The doctor said the HPV vaccine will provide immunity to both boys and girls. She said cervical cancer is certainly not low here. She said the HPV vaccine is the first ever that protects against a cancer and that in countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the Scandinavian countries, pre-teen girls are given three doses to protect them and give them immunity.
She was speaking to Gulf News on the sidelines of an event that supports Immunisation Week, that runs until April 30 in Dubai, in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMRO)
The doctor said globally the HPV cancer is second-most common cancer after breast cancer in women.
The US-based Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the HPV vaccine for boys as it helps prevent genital warts and anal cancers.
It said that the common strains of HPV (HPV 16 and 18) cause 21,000 cancers per year in the US, and one a third of these cancers are in males, it said. Mazen Altaruti, managing director of MSD, a leading pharmaceutical firm, said that some countries in the region are looking at options such as linking the HPV vaccination to premarital tests.
In the UAE, couples wishing to marry are advised to get tests for certain genetic diseases.
Dr Zainab Malik, a paediatrics and infectious disease doctor at Mediclinic City Hospital, advised parents not to rely on non-experts to make decisions for them. She was responding to a question that some parents do not trust vaccines and believe that they do more harm than good.
There is a lot of misinformation in the media. Listen to trusted sources, not from the internet, she said.
She said Dubai has introduced the vaccination against Rotavirus in the immunisation programme. Abu Dhabi had introduced it last year, she said. The doctor said the virus is active during winters and summers and that half-million children die around the globe year after infection. There is a huge cost in hospitalisation and after care of this infection, she said, noting that Oman spends Dh9 million every year.
The objective of the EMRO Week is to promote immunisation of people of all ages with a goal of protecting people at risk from vaccine preventable disease
Must sell those vaccines.
A gay one who promotes homosexuality wants to force young boys into a vaccine to cover his lechery.
saw this insanity coming
I support this...
Do a Google search on the prevalence of HPV (herpes), and you will find that 80% of the people in this country get it by the time they are in their seventies.
Even if you have only had one sex partner all your life you will still get it. If you are over fifty, the odds are that you and your spouse both have it.
Ever had a cold sore, even when you were young? Then you have it...
HPV isn’t herpes.
HPV is not herpes.
The way to avoid HPV is don’t screw around and don’t marry somebody who does.
“HPV isnt herpes”
Yes it is... Do some research.
“HPV is not herpes.”
Men were ALWAYS known to be susceptible to HPV, to cancers (oral and testicular) caused by it, and if nothing else to be carriers to spread it to non-vaccinated women.
Identity politics sucks.
“The way to avoid HPV is dont screw around and dont marry somebody who does.”
That’s not going to protect you Jeff. Like I said, if your over 50 the odds are that you have HPV-1 or 2. Most people have no symptoms but they can still pass it on to others. And it doesn’t have to be through sexual contact.
This is something you really can get off a toilet seat.
herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2).
human papillomavirus (also called HPV)
You’re confusing HPV with HSV, LOL!
No, most people do not have HPV. You need to study up.
Only if you put your mucous membranes or broken skin on a toilet seat.
human papilloma virus (HPV) causes warts. There are many strains. Some strains cause mucous membrane warts, some cause common hand and foot warts. Some of the mucous membrane strains cause cancer.
Herpes simplex virus causes cold sores and genital herpes. Type 1 is associated with the oral lesions and type 2 with the genital lesions, but both can appear in both places.
Someone is intensely interested in vaccinations, again.
Someone is intensely eager to vaccinate American children, again.
Someone needs to go jump off a cliff, because I recommend it.
Funny how Someone out there is always willing to meet expectations based on a recommendation.
YOU DUMB ASS!
yup. plus it only claims to protect against just two of like 9-12 of the currently know hpv strains.
I think there are around 50 strains.
Your stunned silence is verrry reassuring. I think the words you are searching for are, “You are right, I was wrong. Sorry.”
It wasn’t stunned silence, I was on the phone...
However, it appears You are right, I was wrong. Sorry..
Well, this is all personal choice. We chose (with our son’s informed consent) to have our teenage son get the series of HPV vaccinations. Not only to protect him, but also to protect his future wife (or girlfriends).
Those who don’t want the HPV vaccination for themselves or their family—simply don’t get it. Some portion of those who make that choice for their children may live to see the time they regret that decision. My family won’t judge other families decisions in this matter. I would hope that this non judgmental attitude would be reciprocated—but, for some, that won’t happen.