HPV is a virus that most sexually active women are exposed to at some time in their lifespan. The kicker is that generally speaking it's a short lived virus that a woman's body will, of it's own accord, take care of without any medications.
Before anyone has their daughter (or themselves) vaccinated for a possible problem that "might" arise from an infection, they should first evaluate all the information and not just the TV commercials that are constantly being played to "put the fear" in you.
You've seen all the commercials, constantly lamenting "One less". They have young girls announcing that they have been vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Therefore, they are protected against developing cervical cancer. But what exactly is HPV? HPV is a virus that most sexually active women are exposed to at some time in their lifespan. The kicker is that generally speaking it's a short lived virus that a woman's body will, of it's own accord, take care of without any medications.
The only time there is a problem is when there is persistent re-infection, at which time, pre-cancerous lesions may occur. Not only that, a FDA report in March of 2003 stated that "most infections are short-lived and not associated with cervical cancer". So why are we vaccinating millions of young girls for a condition that might not ever develop?
Now let's add another kicker to the mixing bowl...the vaccine that is being given could enhance your risk of cervical cancer by 44 percent! Again, according to FDA reports published in May 2006, the women who are in the class of re-infection or persistent infection, by subjecting themselves to the vaccination, could have just upped their chances for cervical cancer. This report can be downloaded from the FDA site.
In the Journal of the American Medical Association August 2007 edition (JAMA), a study was reported that the HPV vaccine was in-effective! In part the article reported:
"Results from our community-based study provide strong evidence that there is little, if any, therapeutic benefit from the vaccine in the population we studied. Furthermore, we see no reason to believe that there is therapeutic benefit of the vaccine elsewhere because the biological effect of vaccination among already infected women is not expected to vary by population."
So why are we giving a vaccine for HPV that, according to the medical society, does nothing to alleviate the problem that it is purported to do?
Have you seen any of this information in the media? If not, why not? It's vital information for everyone to have in order to make an informed decision. And why have we let the government mandate (in certain states) a vaccination that could be very detrimental to our children's health? If it were me and I lived in one of those states, I would be moving to another state where I have the decision of whether my child is going to be subjected to a process that appears to put her in harms way more than it protects her!
We need to stop falling for the hype of commercials and big corporations that do not have our best interests at heart. The only things that can be seen from these reports are deceptions that should have been given to the public long ago. It is becoming more difficult to trust those that you are suppose to be able to trust, such as your own doctor and your own government agencies (both of which salaries are paid by us).
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