posted on May, 21 2009 @ 06:08 PM
I discovered early this year that I am a carrier of HPV (as it does not affect males). Clearly concerned, I did a lot of panicked research into HPV
and discovered a lot of things, despite the risk concerns with the Cervarix vaccine, that made me reconsider the necessity for worry over HPV.
The most recent HPV research is beginning to undermine earlier studies that HPV was possibly linked to an increase chance to develop the risk of
Cervical Cancer, perhaps the biggest health concern about HPV. Recent research is also discovering that it doesn't increase risk of HIV either, but
more likely could be a delivery method to transmit the fragile HIV as a payload.
Although numerous other strains have been discovered in recent years, researchers are discovering that the normal human immune system is apparently
able to develop an immunity to HPV, with numerous positive subjects having no trace of HPV years later (the CDC readily admits that 90% of all cases
clears the infection within two years).
If 50% of the US adult population has or has had HPV, numbering to 20,000,000 adults, yet only 11,070 women were diagnosed with Cervical Cancer,
either the chance for HPV to increase the risk of Cervical Cancer is astronomically low (even if it were the ONLY cause of Cervical Cancer, it would
be one in a 1000). The Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit at the University of Oxford, estimates that Cervical Cancer
potentially linked to HPV could not be accountable for no more than 40% of these 11,070 cases (so roughly 1 in 3000). If a woman is getting regular
Pap Smears, Cervical Cancer can be detected early enough to be easily treated.
For something that is highly contagious but does not apparently do much, if anything (other than remain communicable), and can be naturally overcome
by a healthy immune system, it seems all the more important that women and parents of young girls seriously weigh the health risks involved with the