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Gay men will be offered the HPV jab to protect them against some cancers under new recommendations to Government.
As a result, it is now due to reconsider whether teenage boys should be offered the jab, but the process will not start until next year.
The draft recommendations say “men who have sex with men” should be offered the vaccinations.
Gay men have an especially high risk for infection with the human papilloma virus, which has been linked to a number of cancers.
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