AACR19: adults at high-risk of HIV less likely to be vaccinated against HPV

Written by Abigail Sawyer, Biotechniques

Adults at high risk of HIV infection were less likely than the general population to be vaccinated against HPV, which can cause anal and cervical cancer, according to a study presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 (GA, USA; 29 March – 3 April).   HPV infection is relatively common, and a healthy body will dispel it before it causes disease. However, in an immunosuppressed individual caused by HIV infection, it is less likely that they will be able to tackle the HPV infection and may be at higher risk of developing certain types of cancer as a result.  Vaccinations against...

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