IMPORTANT...ALL Women NEED To Know This!!  

rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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7/6/2005 7:18 am
IMPORTANT...ALL Women NEED To Know This!!


I am going to set aside my usual moronic posts today to address something that has scared the hell out of me and I'm unsure if others are aware of this. As a father of 3 girls and grand father to one girl, this is some scary stuff.

I came across a research paper addressing the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that stood evey hair on my body upright. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that around 20 million women have right now. Certain strains of this virus are directly linked to cervical cancer.

I'm unclear if Uncle Sammy is covering this up like he did AIDS...but the evidence is scary. An estimated 1.6 billion dollars will be spent this year just treating the symptoms and an additional 5 to 6 billion will be spent on the suggested pap smears.

According to Sammy's figures approx. 76% of the females in this country have never heard of HPV and 70% of the cervical cancer victims were unable to name the cause of their cancer.

It is estimated that this year an additional 5.5 million new cases will be discovered. This is bordering on a possible epidemic it seems.

Investigate this yourself...tell others. I hate to sound like an alarmist here kids...but this merits investigation. I went to Google and did a search for HPV. The results were staggering. By all means do read about this.

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DirtyLilSecret61 55F

7/6/2005 12:34 pm

I'd not heard of this, thank you. As the mother of two girls I'll pass this information along.

Oh by the way ... this means I'll need a good gyne exam ... anywhere you can direct me for that????

"Lil"


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/6/2005 1:30 pm

As I read what you said, my arm slipped off the desk, my resting chin dropped to the desk, and I may have bitten off my tongue. Anywhere you can direct me for that?

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rm_affbreak 46M
287 posts
7/6/2005 3:40 pm

"For 2004, the American Cancer Society estimates that about 10,520 women will develop invasive cervical cancer and about 3,900 women will die from this disease. Most women who develop invasive cervical cancer have not had regular cervical cancer screening."


rm_affbreak 46M
287 posts
7/6/2005 4:18 pm

According to "Centers for Desease Control and Prevention" data:

"In early 2001, Congress mandated the Secretary of Health and Human Services to prepare and distribute educational materials for healthcare providers and the public that include information on HPV."

You can find some info on their webpages ( www [dot] cdc [dot] gov [slash] std [slash] )


DCEbony
1586 posts
7/6/2005 5:38 pm

You're not being an alarmist. People need to know this information.

Due to my extreme paranoia I was aware of this virus. I am completely serious about remaining D/D free.

At any rate, you can't reiterate the need for everyone take care of his or her health enough. No one can do that stuff for you. (Funny how no one wants to go get a colonoscopy for you, huh? LO

Thanks for sharing.


rm_qcao1 48F
197 posts
7/6/2005 10:46 pm

Both men and women can be "silent" carriers for HPV and transmit it to their partners, however, when it comes to men there is no diagnostic test for men if they are asymptomatic.

Imagine a case scenario where a boy/man contracts HPV in his early teens through sexual encounter, for the rest of his life he can transmit it to every woman he has been with, and it may not even be discovered that he is a carrier unless he develops signs and symptoms... most likely he will not develop them till later in his life when his immune system weakens.

Use condoms, it is not 100% proof, but will decrease your chance of getting HPV.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/7/2005 5:11 am

affbreak thank you for the update

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/7/2005 5:13 am

Ebony you're right. Constant screening, awareness, and condoms. Prevention is the key point here and regular checkups.

NOTE to men. No need to go through 30 or 40 condoms a month. We don't need one during masturbation!

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/7/2005 5:15 am

Thank you qcao1. Men do indeed need to become much more aware of the roll we play in this. You'd think Uncle Sammy would address this research a tad more aggressively.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/7/2005 10:22 am

affbreak, do you have a source for us to research?

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