CDC Considers Vaccinating Boys, Not Just Girls, for HPV

Immunizing half the population isn't forceful enough against widespread virus, expert says

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Another strong argument in favor of male HPV vaccination, Bonhomme said, is the fact that by only immunizing half the population, health officials are not attacking the problem with full force.

"Where are women getting the virus from?" he asked. "If you don't vaccinate the guys, then you aren't helping the women."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has more on HPV and genital warts.

A companion article offers a man's perspective on HPV.

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