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Human papillomavirus (HPV)

There is now a vaccine which protects against the main types of HPV (types 6 and 11 which cause genital warts, and types 16 and 18 which cause the majority of HPV related cancers).

In Ireland, the HPV vaccine is offered to all girls in 1st year through the schools immunisation programme to prevent cervical cancer.

This HPV vaccine is currently available to men who have sex with men up to and including the age of 26 through public STI clinics, and to HIV positive men and women up to and including the age of 26 attending public HIV clinics. Ask a nurse or doctor at your sexual health clinic for more information or look at the patient information leaflets below.

More information on the HPV vaccine is available for:

More information on genital warts is available in the Genital Warts patient information leaflet.