Latest news and topics on HPV.
With back to school just around the corner, health departments are reminding parents to get their kids vaccinated and updating their records. There is one vaccine, however, that parents are urged to get but are not required to in the state of Utah – the HPV vaccine.
Many people understand that certain kinds of human papillomaviruses can lead to cancer. Due to the serious health complications that can arise from HPV, researchers are looking for ways to ensure everybody is tested for the disease.
Many health conditions can affect a woman's fertility. Certain sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia, have been known to cause infertility because they can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Can Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause women to have a hard time becoming pregnant? Here are some of the things that all women should know about the link between HPV and fertility.
There is a lot of controversy over the new vaccination "Gardasil®" that prevents women from contracting human papillomavirus (HPV). Many mothers don't want to vaccinate their daughters because they believe approving a vaccination that prevents a sexually transmitted disease is the same as giving the go-ahead for their daughter to engage in unprotected sex. If this vaccine prevented brain tumors or bone cancer, the controversy would be limited to the safety of the drug itself, which can be proven over time.
It has been known for over 40 years that certain viruses can cause cancer. The first such “oncovirus” to be identified was Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which was associated with lymphoma in 1964. Since then, several other human cancer viruses have been discovered; together, they account for an estimated 12% of malignancies worldwide.
I am writing this article because I searched the web tirelessly for someone, somewhere who could relate to what I was going through in the months that I dealt with HPV and Stage 0 Cervical Cancer. Although I had almost no threat to my life, the raw emotion, terror, and desperate impatience that I felt combined with the confusion and lack of real information made it one of the most trying times of my life. I learned a lot along the way and was amazed to find that almost no one I spoke with knew anything about HPV and its link to Cervical Cancer. Here is my true story and information that every woman really needs to know.