Gay rights campaigners are calling for the gay and bisexual men to receive a vaccine for HPV, claiming current policy is 'homophobic'

  • metta

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    Sep 22, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
    Could one decision save thousands of gay men from cancer?

    Gay rights campaigners are calling for the gay and bisexual men to receive a vaccine for HPV, claiming current policy is 'homophobic'



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    Sep 24, 2014 1:17 AM GMT
    HPV is extremely common. I think this is a good idea from a public health standpoint. It is already pretty common for young girls to get it as a preventative measure against cervical cancer, but most gay guys I know are oblivious about it.
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    Sep 24, 2014 2:10 AM GMT
    So why don't gay and bi guys just go and get the fucking vaccine? Who or what is stopping them? Is someone out there denying them the right to make decisions about their own health? Is there some kind of bureau or agency in Britain which decides who gets what vaccine and who doesn't?

    Sheez.


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    Sep 24, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
    Jack_NNJ
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    So why don't gay and bi guys just go and get the fucking vaccine? Who or what is stopping them? Is someone out there denying them the right to make decisions about their own health? Is there some kind of bureau or agency in Britain which decides who gets what vaccine and who doesn't?

    Sheez.


    Welcome to socialized medicine and obamacare. In Britain, you can only receive treatment dictated by the government and increasing in the US you can only receive treatment dictated by the obamacare death panel. Scans for Lymphoma as an example have been cut from 4 to 2. My barber died recently because he didn't get the interim scans to check the progress of chemotherapy.

    Men can not get a PSA test paid for by obamacare but obama gets a PSA test paid for each year by his government plan.

    I've discussed HPV before since I had a gay friend who died from HPV related oral cancer. I was verbally assailed by a majority of responding RJ'ers and even received hate email for being alarmest concerning HPV.

    The CDC and obamacare force this rule on Americans:

    HPV Vaccine
    Q: Who should get HPV vaccine?

    A: All kids who are 11 or 12 years old should get the three dose series of HPV vaccine. Teen boys and girls who did not get the vaccine when they were younger should get it now. Young women can get HPV vaccine through age 26, and young men can get vaccinated through age 21. The vaccine is also recommended for gay and bisexual young men (or any young man who has sex with men) and also for young men with compromised immune systems (including HIV) through age 26, if they did not get HPV vaccine when they were younger.

    Most gay men are living in a fool's paradise thinking that oral sex is safe because they can't get HIV from oral sex.

    Here's a few reasons why my insurance rates have risen 60% since obamacare passed:

    --Middle aged and old women with dried up vaginas should pay for their own osphena, not me.

    --Women who don't want to have periods or who want to have unsafe sex should pay for their own birth control, not me.

    --Parents should pay for their own 0-26yo children, not me.

    --Seniors should pay for their own gym memberships, not me.

    --Illegal Aliens should pay for their own healthcare, not me.






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    Sep 24, 2014 6:07 AM GMT
    People get HPV at child birth :S

    I think its like 70% if I understand correctly aside from cervical cancer it is benign :S

    A lot of people don't even know they have it :S