Why it makes medical – and mathematical – sense to finally vaccinate boys against the HPV virus

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'The public, perhaps aware only of HPV’s role in cervical cancer, seemed to accept the decision to only vaccinate females. Why would we waste money vaccinating boys if they don’t suffer from the headline HPV cancer?

On top of this, mathematical models into the impact of HPV vaccination suggested that by vaccinating a sufficiently high proportion of females, the prevalence of HPV-related diseases in males would also decline.

But imagine the outrage if a vaccination for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was given only to women for free, in the hope that men would be protected through women’s immunity.'

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