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- Did you know? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common STI virus that can lead to certain types of cancer later in life among women and men. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that HPV can in men HPV can cause cancers of the penis, anus and especially in the mouth and throat. The HPV vaccination can prevent over 90% of cancers caused by HPV. Ideally, children will get fully vaccinated when younger, such as 11-12 years of age. Per CDC guidelines, if not fully vaccinated as a child, everyone male or female up to 26 years of age should get the HPV vaccine. Individuals between 27 and 45 years may benefit from the vaccine – but should discuss with their healthcare provider first.
- Did you know? Every day a service member is diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Do your part to help end HIV in the military community. Lower your risk by using condoms, get tested for STIs, and talk to your provider about whether you would benefit from the daily HIV pre-exposure prohylaxis pill (“PrEP").
To avoid pregnancy,
couples need to consider effectiveness, accessibility and affordability, and acceptability of contraception methods. Some, especially
consistent and correct use of the male latex condom, also provide protection from the risk for HIV and other STIs. Your local public health nurse or provider can provide guidance.
Explore the contraceptive services available to men covered by TRICARE.
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