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Expert: Boys Should Be Vaccinated Against HPV
Gulf News ^ | April 28, 2014 | Mahmood Saberi

Posted on 04/28/2014 4:31:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Doctor warns against misinformation on immunisation

Dubai: A vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in girls should also be given to boys, a gynaecologist said on Monday.

Dr Britt Clausson, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Mediclinic City hospital, said that data now strongly suggests that the HPV (human papilomavirus) is also associated with cancers of male reproductive organs. The doctor said the HPV vaccine will provide immunity to both boys and girls. She said cervical cancer is certainly not low here. She said the HPV vaccine is the first ever that protects against a cancer and that in countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the Scandinavian countries, pre-teen girls are given three doses to protect them and give them immunity.

She was speaking to Gulf News on the sidelines of an event that supports Immunisation Week, that runs until April 30 in Dubai, in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMRO)

The doctor said globally the HPV cancer is second-most common cancer after breast cancer in women.

The US-based Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the HPV vaccine for boys as it helps prevent genital warts and anal cancers.

It said that the common strains of HPV (HPV 16 and 18) cause 21,000 cancers per year in the US, and one a third of these cancers are in males, it said. Mazen Altaruti, managing director of MSD, a leading pharmaceutical firm, said that some countries in the region are looking at options such as linking the HPV vaccination to premarital tests.

In the UAE, couples wishing to marry are advised to get tests for certain genetic diseases.

Dr Zainab Malik, a paediatrics and infectious disease doctor at Mediclinic City Hospital, advised parents not to rely on non-experts to make decisions for them. She was responding to a question that some parents do not trust vaccines and believe that they do more harm than good.

“There is a lot of misinformation in the media. Listen to trusted sources, not from the internet,” she said.

She said Dubai has introduced the vaccination against Rotavirus in the immunisation programme. Abu Dhabi had introduced it last year, she said. The doctor said the virus is active during winters and summers and that half-million children die around the globe year after infection. There is a huge cost in hospitalisation and after care of this infection, she said, noting that Oman spends Dh9 million every year.

The objective of the EMRO Week is to promote immunisation of people of all ages with a goal of protecting people at risk from vaccine preventable disease


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: cancer; cdc; health; hpvvaccine; immunization; waronwomenmeme

1 posted on 04/28/2014 4:31:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Must sell those vaccines.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 4:35:15 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

A gay one who promotes homosexuality wants to force young boys into a vaccine to cover his lechery.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 4:36:59 PM PDT by dforest
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To: nickcarraway

saw this insanity coming


4 posted on 04/28/2014 4:38:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

I support this...

Do a Google search on the prevalence of HPV (herpes), and you will find that 80% of the people in this country get it by the time they are in their seventies.

Even if you have only had one sex partner all your life you will still get it. If you are over fifty, the odds are that you and your spouse both have it.

Ever had a cold sore, even when you were young? Then you have it...


5 posted on 04/28/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: dforest

6 posted on 04/28/2014 4:47:15 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: babygene

HPV isn’t herpes.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 4:47:23 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: babygene

HPV is not herpes.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 4:47:39 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: babygene

The way to avoid HPV is don’t screw around and don’t marry somebody who does.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 4:48:38 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: EEGator

“HPV isn’t herpes”

Yes it is... Do some research.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 4:48:51 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Jeff Chandler

“HPV is not herpes.”

see #10


11 posted on 04/28/2014 4:50:22 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

https://www2.aap.org/immunization/illnesses/hpv/HPVFAQ.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/whatishpv.html


12 posted on 04/28/2014 4:54:08 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway; GeronL
Duh. The initial “girls only” plan was to take male opposition to vaccination out of the debate. “This is a WOMEN'S ISSUE”.

Men were ALWAYS known to be susceptible to HPV, to cancers (oral and testicular) caused by it, and if nothing else to be carriers to spread it to non-vaccinated women.

Identity politics sucks.

13 posted on 04/28/2014 4:55:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Jeff Chandler

“The way to avoid HPV is don’t screw around and don’t marry somebody who does.”

That’s not going to protect you Jeff. Like I said, if your over 50 the odds are that you have HPV-1 or 2. Most people have no symptoms but they can still pass it on to others. And it doesn’t have to be through sexual contact.

This is something you really can get off a toilet seat.


14 posted on 04/28/2014 4:56:07 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2).
http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes-detailed.htm

human papillomavirus (also called HPV)
http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/whatishpv.html


15 posted on 04/28/2014 4:57:07 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: babygene

You’re confusing HPV with HSV, LOL!


16 posted on 04/28/2014 4:57:58 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: babygene

No, most people do not have HPV. You need to study up.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 4:58:10 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Jeff Chandler

No contraction...hmmm.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 5:00:05 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: babygene

Only if you put your mucous membranes or broken skin on a toilet seat.

human papilloma virus (HPV) causes warts. There are many strains. Some strains cause mucous membrane warts, some cause common hand and foot warts. Some of the mucous membrane strains cause cancer.

Herpes simplex virus causes cold sores and genital herpes. Type 1 is associated with the oral lesions and type 2 with the genital lesions, but both can appear in both places.


19 posted on 04/28/2014 5:03:16 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: babygene

Someone is intensely interested in vaccinations, again.

Someone is intensely eager to vaccinate American children, again.

Someone needs to go jump off a cliff, because I recommend it.

Funny how Someone out there is always willing to meet expectations based on a recommendation.

Ridiculous.


20 posted on 04/28/2014 5:44:17 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: babygene

YOU DUMB ASS!


21 posted on 04/28/2014 5:51:14 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady

Hahaha!


22 posted on 04/28/2014 6:03:16 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: driftdiver

yup. plus it only claims to protect against just two of like 9-12 of the currently know hpv strains.


23 posted on 04/28/2014 6:03:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I think there are around 50 strains.


24 posted on 04/28/2014 6:04:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: babygene

Your stunned silence is verrry reassuring. I think the words you are searching for are, “You are right, I was wrong. Sorry.”


25 posted on 04/28/2014 6:04:37 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: Benito Cereno

It wasn’t stunned silence, I was on the phone...

However, it appears “You are right, I was wrong. Sorry.”.


26 posted on 04/28/2014 6:37:33 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Your right...


27 posted on 04/28/2014 6:43:17 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, this is all personal choice. We chose (with our son’s informed consent) to have our teenage son get the series of HPV vaccinations. Not only to protect him, but also to protect his future wife (or girlfriends).

Those who don’t want the HPV vaccination for themselves or their family—simply don’t get it. Some portion of those who make that choice for their children may live to see the time they regret that decision. My family won’t judge other families decisions in this matter. I would hope that this non judgmental attitude would be reciprocated—but, for some, that won’t happen.


28 posted on 04/28/2014 7:03:37 PM PDT by House Atreides
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