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  • How the anal cancer epidemic in gay and bi HIV-positive men can be prevented

    10/07/2017 12:19:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 80 replies ^ | Sept. 26, 2017 | Various
    Almost 620,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States were living with HIV in 2014, and 100,000 of these men were not even aware of their infection. These men are 100 times more likely to have anal cancer than HIV-negative men who exclusively have sex with women. Yet, no national screening guidelines exist for anal cancer prevention in any population. Anal cancer is predominantly caused by chronic or persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV infection can lead to the development of anal precancer which, if remains undetected or not adequately treated, may lead to anal cancer. Likewise, HPV infection...
  • Findings May Explain Gap in Cancer Survival

    08/03/2009 10:21:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,319+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2009 | RONI CARYN RABIN
    Scientists say they have made a discovery that may help explain the racial gap in cancer survival, providing clues to why white patients often outlive blacks even when they have what appear to be the same cancers. The insights come from research at the University of Maryland into throat cancer and squamous-cell cancers of the head and neck, which have been increasing sharply in recent years, apparently because of the human papillomavirus — the same sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer and is the target of a vaccine for girls. The virus can also be spread through oral sex,...
  • New risks discovered for HPV (under fingernails)

    08/01/2007 11:01:53 AM PDT · by mngran · 108 replies · 3,222+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 31, 2007 | Tom Paulson
    Controversy continues to plague efforts to protect young women against cervical cancer by vaccinating them against HPV, the human papillomavirus, but one leading scientist's discovery could throw a monkey wrench into the debate. "We found HPV under the fingernails of young men," said Dr. Laura Koutsky, a University of Washington epidemiologist. Koutsky led some of the pioneering research and clinical trials that resulted in an HPV vaccine, Merck's Gardasil, recently approved for use in girls and young women. The reason her fingernail finding is a potential bombshell has to do with why the vaccine is controversial. HPV, which is the...
  • Gardasil has booth in WalMart

    06/23/2007 11:27:29 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 295 replies · 5,329+ views
    Self | June 23, 2007 | DJMacWoW
    Hubby went to WalMart in Pennsylvania today. At the main entrance is a Gardasil booth handing out pamphlets. There was a line of parents so Hubby started a rant. He asked the woman why not just teach your daughters to keep their knickers on? Her answer was because they won't. Hubby responded that our daughter is in her 20's and still a virgin. She responded that daughters lie. He offered to let our "female tiger" talk to her. At that point the woman asked if he was on his cellphone. He said "Yes" And how about this not being tested...
  • Merck's [HPV] vaccine tied to 3 deaths [Company lobbied states for shots to be required]

    05/26/2007 1:55:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 45 replies · 1,913+ views
    WND ^ | 05.24.07 | Bob Unruh
    At least three deaths and more than 1,600 adverse reactions including spontaneous abortion and paralysis have been connected to Merck & Co.'s new vaccine for the human papilloma virus, a treatment the company has lobbied state lawmakers to make mandatory for young girls across the nation. The report comes from Judicial Watch, the Washington-based public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption.   "The FDA adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine read like a catalog of horrors," said Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president. "Any state or local government now beset by Merck's lobbying campaigns to mandate this HPV vaccine...
  • More Than a Quarter of Women Infected With HPV: Study

    02/27/2007 8:53:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,854+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 27, 2007 | BETH M. WICKLUND, M.D.
    ABC News Medical Unit HPV Is the Most Common Sexually Transmitted Disease, New Research Suggests More than a quarter of teenage girls and women in the United States may have a common sexually transmitted virus. And most may not even know they have it. A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which looked at nearly 2,000 women and girls aged 14 to 59 years, showed 27 percent overall were infected with one or more strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), making it the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. The research also...
  • Perry orders anti-cancer vaccine for schoolgirls

    02/02/2007 1:28:44 PM PST · by YCTHouston · 785 replies · 15,008+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Feb. 2, 2007 | LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry ordered today that schoolgirls in Texas must be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, making Texas the first state to require the shots. The girls will have to get Merck & Co.'s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Merck is bankrolling efforts to pass laws in state legislatures across the country mandating it Gardasil vaccine for girls as young as 11 or 12. It doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in Government,...
  • How a Vaccine Search Ended in Triumph

    08/28/2006 11:49:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 878+ views
    NY Times' Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | August 29, 2006 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Nuns and Jews, cow warts and rabbit horns. The common link: they were all crucial elements in the search for the world’s newest vaccine. There are fascinating stories behind every advance in medicine, be it hand washing or brain surgery. But the 70-year history behind the creation of a vaccine against human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer, is more fraught than most with blind alleys, delicate moments, humor and triumph. Although cervical cancer is being beaten in rich countries thanks to Pap smears, it is still a great killer of the world’s poor. Fulminating tumors that can hemorrhage the womb...
  • Can You Catch Cancer?

    01/25/2006 3:08:04 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 750+ views
    Can you catch cancer? In the early 1980s, US doctors began to notice a strange phenomenon. A rare form of cancer, once confined to elderly Jewish men in Europe, was suddenly cropping up among young gay men. The explanation? By catching a new virus, called HIV, they were also developing cancer. Now doctors believe that other infections, even simple coughs and colds, can trigger everything from childhood leukaemia to cervical cancer. Should we be worried? Sarah Boseley investigates Tuesday January 24, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Within a few years, girls will be vaccinated against cancer. Not every cancer - at...