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HPV vaccine offered to gay men for cancer protection

A cancer vaccination is to be offered to gay men under the age of 45, Health Minister Mark Drakeford has said.

The jab for the human papilloma virus (HPV) - linked to cervical cancer - has been given to schoolgirls since 2008.

Expert advice has said vaccination can offer protection against other types of cancer commonly seen in gay men.

An advisory committee also recommended it for sex workers and people who are HIV positive, but is still considering its merits for adolescent boys.

Kate Morgan reports.

  • 21 Dec 2015