Monday, November 13, 2006

Human Papalloma Virus Shot! Will you get your kid one?


Google did these pictures of the virus


Human Papalloma Virus Shot! Will you get your kid (or yourself) the vaccine?


In February of 2006 when Paul Little (AuroraWalking Vacation) blogged about this disease and how it could give women cervical cancer, I was appalled!


http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/entries/1841


 He said then that perhaps the vaccine was coming out ..


I called my doctor and it is, indeed out.


It is a series of three shots and theyare separated by six months intervals.


Cervial cancer is very serious!


Will you take your daughter or will you get one yourself?


The age range is: 16-26.


I included Paul's link above for background information. Please


leave us your comments about whether or not you think it is a good preventative measure and whether or not you will reccomend taking it. and why. TY!

7 comments:

readmereadyou said...

My daughter is a nurse and an adult, so I don't know what she will do or not do with her daughters.
Personally, I'd wait a while.......Like 10 years to see if it was safe. Not me personally, since I had a hysterectomy years ago but if I were a young mom.

I don't know what the surprise is about the virus. I learned in school in the dark ages that a virus caused cancer of the cervix from a science teacher. The reason it's so prevalent now is because people are sexually active with too many partners. It's that simple.

bobandkate said...

Cervical cancer is a killer among women, not as much of a killer as breast cancer, but nevertheless a serious threat. And yes it is caused by human papilloma virus. The virus has different subtypes, some of which are more likely to cause cancer than others. From looking at a cervical smear with HPV infected cells you can see classic features that the cells are infected, but you cannot see which subtype of HPV the person has. So a vaccine is a really good idea. I will get it for my daughter and myself when it is available.
HPV is sexually transmitted, so the more promiscuous you are the more likely you are to become infected.
As you might guess Natalie, I once worked in a Cytology laboratory, identifying women with cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions due to HPV. Believe me, a simple vaccine should be safe and effective and prevent the need for treatment of lesions that might or might not ever become cancerous.
HPV is the virus that causes warts on your skin too, a different class of HPV to the sexually transmitted one.
Hope this helps,
Kate.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/bobandkate/AnAnalysisofLife/

eml625 said...

I recomend getting a HPV test with every pap smear. You can have a negative pap smear and still come up positive for HPV .
Take care.
Ellen

shermeen0621 said...

I read about this in TIME magazine this morning. and a few years ago i read a story about a girl who had this and died from it. i think its a great idea. its ideally for before girls become sexually active, but it'll save lives and that's what matters!

Shermeen xx

sugar1337 said...

I get tested for these sorts of things yearly, but I was planning on talking to my dr. next time I go in for a physical and see if she thinks it is a good thing for me to do.
http://blog.myspace.com/poptartcoco

sugar1337 said...

I get tested for these sorts of things yearly, but I was planning on talking to my dr. next time I go in for a physical and see if she thinks it is a good thing for me to do.
http://blog.myspace.com/poptartcoco

sugar1337 said...

Sorry for the double post aol is messing up again...
http://blog.myspace.com/poptartcoco