Friday, May 7, 2010

Men With HPV at Higher Risk for HIV, Study Finds

via Bloomberb Business Week, by Robert Preidt

Preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may be one way to slow the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a new study that found that HPV-positive men are at greater risk for HIV infection than those not infected with HPV.

"Developing a vaccine to prevent HIV is the greatest hope for curbing the world's AIDS pandemic, but so far there is no such vaccine. However, there is a vaccine to prevent specific types of HPV infection, and vaccinating young men before they become sexually active could potentially help prevent the spread of HIV." - Jennifer S. Smith

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