Friday, February 6, 2009

HPV Vaccine Found Effective in Men

A Merck study of the use of Gardasil in men showed efficacy, with the vaccine demonstrating a sharp reduction in "genital warts and pre-cancerous lesions."

Additional studies are ongoing, and Merck has not yet received permission to market Gardasil to men, but this is the first study that verifies, and I think pretty clearly verifies efficacy for the vaccine.

Abstract of the talk announcing these results at EUROGIN 2008. (PDF, First and fourth of the several abstracts in that document.)