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Now the UK public health minister, Jane Ellison, has announced a pilot programme to offer the jab to 40,000 gay and bisexual men.

The vaccine covers HPV 16 and 18, the two strains of the virus which cause most of the cancers associated with the infection.

The vaccine is most effective in those who are not already infected with these strains of HPV, but evidence has shown that only a minority of young gay men are, and that the strategy to vaccinate a group that includes those who have already been exposed to these strains is cost effective.

Since 2008, girls in the UK have been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, which can cause cervical cancer.