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February 27th, 2012
07:32 AM ET

Boys should get HPV vaccination too

Parents have been hearing a lot about the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine. But what was once designed solely for girls and young women up to the age of 26 to protect them from different strains of the virus, is now also being strongly recommended for younger boys.

Following in the footsteps of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending females and males at 11 to 12 years of age have routine HPV vaccinations.

Doctors say the vaccine is most effective if administered before a child becomes sexually active, and responds better in the bodies of younger children, usually between the ages of 9 to 15.

HPV is known to be the root cause of cervical cancer in women, and HPV can lead to other health problems in both females and males, including genital warts and mouth and throat cancers.

Young men diagnosed with HPV have also developed penile cancer and even anal cancer. These viruses, found primarily in sexually active adolescents and young adults, are the most common sexually transmitted viruses in the United States.

It was also stressed in the AAP recommendations that young men having sex with other young men should be particularly careful and consider being vaccinated.

The policy paper recommended that men 20 to 26 years old who have not been vaccinated for HPV, or who have not completed their series of HPV shots (the vaccine is administered in three doses), should do so as soon as possible. That’s because the CDC estimates about 7,000 HPV associated cancers in the U.S. could be prevented in young men by the HPV vaccine each year.

The AAP made their decision based on data provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on vaccine efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness.

Although some parents have been reluctant to have their children inoculated with another vaccine because of possible side effects, such as weakness, fever, tingling, itching and hives, researchers say the benefits outweigh the risks.


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  1. Chartreuxe

    Alex posted this above: 'How about us males DONT get a vacine for a disease that give us no symptoms and does not affect our health. I think ill skip the potential side effects. Now stay out of my health.'

    HPV causes head, neck, tongue and anal cancer in males as well as penile cancer.

    Would you be interested in knowing what the treatment is for penis cancer happens to be?

    Amputation.

    Well, now do you care?

    It's the same with tongue and oral cancers. They begin cutting and they don't stop until the cancer's been cut away. If that means your tongue is surgically removed, so be it. If that means you can no longer speak, so be it.

    If you still think this issue doesn't affect you, then close your eyes, ears and mind and rock on with your life, Alex. You might get lucky or you might not. The chances are 50/50.

    I've wasted as much time on you as I care to do.

    February 27, 2012 at 19:48 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jabberwocky

      You are to be admired, Chartreuxe. I am sorry for all you've endured and hope things have improved for you.

      Ignore the sh3twits. They're worthless.

      February 27, 2012 at 20:01 | Report abuse |
    • gwenz

      I knew once they recommended it for boys there would be a problem.

      February 27, 2012 at 21:15 | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      I could not find Alex's comment so forgive me for commenting here Alex you said "How about us males DONT get a vacine for a disease that give us no symptoms and does not affect our health. I think ill skip the potential side effects. Now stay out of my health."

      We allow me to educate you on the responsibility of being a man since you're father obviously did not. You have a responsiboity to protect your family and friends and loved ones. If you care enough about a women to have se-x with her you should should be man enough to care about her well being. If I can prevent my wife or any other women I have ever (prior to my marriage) or will ever should my marriage end have se-x just by getting a shot. I will Especially if the chances of harm to me were as minimal as they are with a typical vaccine. If you see it any differently you're simply not much of a man and should probably do the world a favor and not mate. We have enough worthless sc-um bags like you we don't need any more. Simply put it is right for men to do what they can to protect the health of women. It is the right thing to do for women for us men and frankly for our race. Grow up and become a man already.

      February 28, 2012 at 09:01 | Report abuse |
  2. Voter

    "The risks of serious adverse events including death reported after Gardasil use in (the JAMA article by CDC's Dr. Barbara Slade) were 3.4/100,000 doses distributed. The rate of serious adverse events on par with the death rate of cervical cancer. Gardasil has been associated with at least as many serious adverse events as there are deaths from cervical cancer developing each year. "

    February 27, 2012 at 20:34 | Report abuse | Reply
    • MaryLand

      Again, honey, if you can't figure out how to post a link, why should I think you have the intelligence or the integrity to post anything but lies?

      Figure out how to post a link to your "proof" or give it up. You have no evidence.

      February 27, 2012 at 21:18 | Report abuse |
    • Voter

      here is the link:

      http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500690_162-5253431.html

      February 28, 2012 at 00:26 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Do the 'serious adverse effects' of the vaccine include death? Infertility? No? Then it's worth the risk to me. If you don't think so, fine. Don't have your kids get the vaccine. You have only one source, and a suspi cious one at that, to back up your claims about this vaccine. There are thousands of doctors and scientists on the other side. I'll pay heed to them, not you and Dr. Harper, regardless of her role in the vaccine's development.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:12 | Report abuse |
    • Voter

      Many doctors may be for Gardasil, but I think the researcher who helped Gardasil get approved and worked on the clinical trials, is a lot more trustworthy and credible.

      ""Dr. Harper helped design and carry out the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies to get Gardasil approved, and authored many of the published, scholarly papers about it. She has been a paid speaker and consultant to Merck. It's highly unusual for a researcher to publicly criticize a medicine or vaccine she helped get approved. "

      http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500690_162-5253431.html

      February 28, 2012 at 11:42 | Report abuse |
    • Voter

      "Do the 'serious adverse effects' of the vaccine include death?"

      Death has been reported by many after the Gardasil shot (see Merck's, CDC, FDA websites), and the VAERS (for reporting adverse vaccine side effects) has quite a few deaths reported – even if the company refuses to see a connection between the vaccine and the deaths, the fact remains that girls have died after getting the Gardasil shot. More research is needed to study the adverse side effects reported, which up until now the company is just dismissing as "coincidence"

      One death may be coincidence but so many? Merck needs to do some research and stop seeing profits as their only motive for this vaccine

      February 28, 2012 at 11:46 | Report abuse |
    • Voter

      Here is the answer to your question about whether death is a side effect, Tom. Source is the link I already posted several times.

      ""The risks of serious adverse events including death reported after Gardasil use in (the JAMA article by CDC's Dr. Barbara Slade) ."

      and by the way, Dr. Slade is FOR the vaccine, but even she had to admit that yes, deaths have been reported after the Gardasil shot was administered

      February 28, 2012 at 11:50 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Are there as many deaths that are DIRECTLY attributed to the vaccine as are attributed to cervical cancer?

      Can that link be proven? No, it cannot. There will always be risks with vaccines–those risks with Gardasil, despite your claims, are lower than the risk of having HPV develop into cervical cancer.

      You are free to do whatever you wish, Voter. No one is forcing you to have your kids vaccinated. What I wonder is what's your stake in this? Do you just think you're providing a public service? You're not. What you're doing is fear-mongering and posting one-sided information that will very possibly result in the preventable deaths of some women.

      February 28, 2012 at 18:03 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Correlation is not causation, voter. There is no proof that Gardasil has caused a single death.

      February 28, 2012 at 18:04 | Report abuse |
    • Voter

      "There is no proof that Gardasil has caused a single death"

      Well, there is NO PROOF THAT GARDASIL WILL PREVENT CERVICAL CANCER for a 9 year old that receives the shots today. There is no proof that Gardasil will protect beyond a few years, and so far there is no booster shot.

      And you do not know that Gardasil did not cause death/disabilityr. Why? Because the manufacturer chose to ignore the reports – more than one death is not a coincidence. More than one girl with neurological problems after Gardasil is not a coincidence. But they are ignoring the reports of side effects, claiming no link between the vaccine and the death/disability exists. Yet you had perfectly healthy girls who received Gardasil and died or were disabled. No explanation for what happened to them other than for all of them, it happened AFTER the gardasil shot.

      February 28, 2012 at 20:23 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Nope. Your belief that Gardasil is a cause of death does not consti tute fact, Voter. When you have some, alert the media. Your scare tactics only work on people who are are conspiracy theorists and fearful of anything that entails any risk at all.

      February 28, 2012 at 21:15 | Report abuse |
    • Voter

      "Your belief that Gardasil is a cause of death does not consti tute fact"

      And your belief, Tom, that Gardasil will prevent cervical cancer is not a fact. There is no proof as of today, that Gardasil will prevent cervical cancer in a 9 year old who gets the vaccine today. There is no proof that Gardasil will prevent deaths from cervical cancer.

      February 28, 2012 at 22:00 | Report abuse |
    • Rational Argument

      Hi all,

      "Many doctors may be for Gardasil, but I think the researcher who helped Gardasil get approved and worked on the clinical trials, is a lot more trustworthy and credible."

      Voter, this is very very dangerous logic. True, the researcher that helped discovered it is an expert on the vaccine, but once a researcher publishes their data, vaccinologists and doctors- also experts- get caught up to speed on the new discoveries. Just because the person made it doesnt mean they're the ultimate authority on it. One time I invented an awesome game and taught my friend, and once I taught him how to play, he actually turned out better than me at the game. The inventor is not necessarily the smartest or best and does not have the most credible views and should NEVER be looked to as the ultimate authority.

      BUT Voter, you're right that the inventor makes a good point here. This vaccine has only been around for a few years and because of this, it has not passed the test of time. There is no data that can indefinitely say with 100% certainty that the vaccine will be effective more than 5 years after its used, the vaccine just hasn't been around long enough. But its way more outrageous to say that the vaccine kills people. To say that 3.4 out of 100,000 given the vaccine died AS A DIRECT CONSEQUENCE OF THE VACCINE is short sited. This is always a problem with vaccinations. People have the same issue with the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine. Everyone once in a while, someone incidentally faces severe symptoms after being vaccinated, but its so rare for that to happen that its impossible to link that to the vaccine. But those people blame the vaccine, try to sue, and the media is all over it and it get blown way out of proportion.It becomes big news, and reporters like Sharyl Attkisson, the author of the cbs articles whose words you're using to back your claims, approach experts in the field like Dr. Harper. Dr. Harper says, well its true that studies have shown that a tiny bit of people die after the vaccine. But like I said, these deaths are incidental and its hugely short sited to think that this means the vaccine causes disease. Attkisson doesnt understand that this is not a significant scientific finding (and who can blame her?) and writes her article thinking shes helping the world understand ths vaccine and people who are paranoid about the vaccine being deadly feel like there's big research to back it BUT THERE ISNT! Dr. Harper's study that she is referring to does not come anywhere near making a claim that the vaccine causes death. Coming from a virologist who understands how research works in our society at the root of the media reports, it kills me inside to watch authors like Attkisson misrepresent research data and then to watch the public react to it.

      I mentioned that we dont know for absolute 100% certainty that this vaccine will work after 5 years simply because the vaccine hasnt been around for that long. But based on what we do know in the amount of time that we've had, we have a really really really really really really really really really good guess. We are more confident that this vaccine will benefit public health than we are confident that you wont get in a fatal car accident tomorrow on your way to work. Please trust us, we're not trying to hurt you. We're not a crazy money hungry big pharma corporation, we're experts that understand the benefits and are trying to help you. No one paid me to write this huge post on this random discussion board to a bunch of people I will never meet. I care about this and I care about public heath.

      February 29, 2012 at 13:40 | Report abuse |
    • MaryLand

      Interesting that Voter didn't have a comeback to this post.

      Good thing. It would have been irrelevant, superfluous, and idiotic at best.

      Gardasil is a positive step forward in the prevention of cervical cancer. Morons who pretend otherwise are delusional paranoiacs.

      March 2, 2012 at 19:12 | Report abuse |
  3. Waiting for Marriage

    The risks of getting any of these things is nearly 0 if both you and your partner wait until marriage to have sex. Abstinence is my health plan.

    February 27, 2012 at 20:48 | Report abuse | Reply
    • bsg

      Make sure you marry a virgin who's never had any kind of sexual contact.

      February 27, 2012 at 21:00 | Report abuse |
    • MaryLand

      I'll bet you're in no danger of being violated before marriage, Waiting. And probable not even after.

      February 27, 2012 at 21:04 | Report abuse |
    • Thinquer

      Yes, how about we give values and nobility to our boys and girls. Maybe we can skip the side effects of the vaccine. For the young people at our (KH)church who stick to those values, they are married, happy and without disease. Just saying, the old values still work.

      February 28, 2012 at 02:43 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      How do YOU know whether they have had s3x before marriage or not? Do they tell you? Do you think most young people are going to remain virgins until marriage? You can stick your head in the sand and pretend they will, but what if they don't and they get HPV? I guess you think that's just God's punishment for the terrible crime of having s3x before marriage, huh?

      February 28, 2012 at 10:14 | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      That's really a great idea, but this virus can be passed from parent to child. There is no test available for women or men who do not have symptoms (other than a DNA screening). Women typically find out they have it, without outwardly visible symptoms, as the result of an abnormal PAP smear. This is how I was diagnosed with it. The nurse that gave me the results told me that at least 80% of the U.S. population has had this virus at some point in their life, and there are almost 100 different forms of the virus. Some cause genital warts, and some can lead to cervical cancer (which is the form I have). Fortunately, in many people with the virus, the body does fight off the infection, and they can continue to lead normal, healthy lives.

      February 28, 2012 at 16:54 | Report abuse |
  4. Keith

    What a bunch of bunk! No one should get vaccinated for ANYTHING! Cancer and AIDS have received BILLIONS for a cure, and all we have is medicine that lets you live with it. No cures? H1N1 comes out and we have a vaccine in 6 months? There is no profit in cures, only in treatment. Anyone who gets a vaccine or flu shot is poisoning their body for nothing. Big pharmaceudicals exist to market drugs and make $. Last disease they cured was Polio, then the vaccine was unprofitable and we havent seen a cure for Jack Squat since. Billions for AIDS, but they can whip up H1N1 with the change in your couch cushions?!?! Wake up! Big drug companies have 0 interest in your health....only profiting from you living with ailments....then prescribe you different drugs for the side affects.

    February 27, 2012 at 21:34 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Now, now, Keith. Just relax. Your Thorazine drip is on the way.

      February 28, 2012 at 09:33 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Do you work for free, Keith? Did someone give you your car? Of course pharmaceutical companies make money. So? They also fund the development of new drugs that do indeed cure many diseases and in fact do prevent others.Your ridiculous rant is simply laughable. Go live in the Congo and see what happens when drugs and treatments and vaccines aren't available to you. Be sure not to get any vaccinations before you go.

      I wonder, Keith, when was the last time you met a child who had lost his hearing because of measles? When did you last meet anyone who'd contracted mumps? Diphtheria? Have you know anyone who's recently died of tetanus?

      It's a shame medicine can't cure a case of the stupids. You'd make a great test subject.

      February 28, 2012 at 09:45 | Report abuse |
    • ThePreacherTheTeacher

      There is NO cure for polio. What made it essentially go away was prevention on a massive scale by ...Wait for it....vaccination!

      February 28, 2012 at 19:31 | Report abuse |
  5. suhailnaik

    in kashmir i have started HPV Vacine in adolscent girls to prevent cervical carcinoma where HPV is causitive..in males HPV -Cancer relation is not clear cut so we wil wait for prospective studies

    February 27, 2012 at 22:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Ruby

    Boys don't need it. Girls don't need it. Vaccines are a huge, money-making scam. They don't work. They're unsafe. The very fact they promote this vaccine as a cancer vaccine should raise some antennae. It's NOT a cancer vaccine, but they try to fool people into thinking it is because HPV be itself is not scary enough. They have to create fear or no sane person would get this or any vaccine.

    We're also lied to that vaccines are required for school. All states have exemptions, only two states are limited to medical exemptions. So many lies about vaccines, so many. Do your research.

    February 27, 2012 at 22:10 | Report abuse | Reply
    • nyc8745

      You have no idea how ignorant your comments are. Vaccines DO work and HPV alone is indeed scary enough when you learn of the potential the virus has on both men and women. It does in fact cause cancer, so what is wrong with having something to prevent it? Also, vaccines are just as unsafe as anything in life. You take a risk with doing anything. I as well as others prefer to take the smaller risk in preventing viruses that can cause great damage.

      February 27, 2012 at 22:44 | Report abuse |
  7. David Moffatt

    We have here a disease with significant public health consequences which can only be stopped if those infected with it stop transmitting it. Well, that doesn't work with STD's. It didn't work with syphilis or AIDS, it doesn't work with chlamydia or gonorrhea and it certainly isn't going to work with an infection that produces no symptoms in half of the population. If young people can be protected from infection....eventually the disease will cease to exist.

    Am very surprised to see the anti-vaccination brigade here. I have trouble understanding them. They are either utterly disconnected from reality or too young to recall all of the standard "childhood diseases" which were once a rite of passage and occasionally fatal. I never had to go through the measles, German measles, mumps, polio, diphtheria (when's the last time you heard of cases of these among vaccinated individuals in the U.S.?). I have no fear of tetanus or certain types of pneumonia. My nephew, 14, is not entirely certain what chicken pox is (mind, I recall vividly).

    Clearly, there is a reason these diseases are no longer endemic in much of the world. I do not think it is the obsessive use of hand sanitizer.

    February 27, 2012 at 22:34 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Voter

      "According to Dr. Harper, assessing the true adverse event risk of Gardasil, and comparing it to the risk of cervical cancer can be tricky and complex. "The number of women who die from cervical cancer in the US every year is small but real. It is small because of the success of the Pap screening program." "

      http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500690_162-5253431.html

      February 28, 2012 at 00:08 | Report abuse |
    • Thinquer

      The greed that now dominates the fast tracking of newer vaccines is the difference between them and the old vaccines that you describe . Now new vaccines are being pushed through the safety measures and coming out quickly for profits despite causing deaths and neurological disease on the way. Babies and adolescents immune and nervous systems are being bombarded with too many new , under-tested and unnecessary vaccines. The greed in today's vaccines mfgrs is the difference. You cannot compare the mfgr of the old vaccines with the profit-motivated vaccine mfgrs of today.

      February 28, 2012 at 02:50 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      The fact that a small number of women die from it is hardly comforting, Voter, and your fear-mongering is nothing more than irresponsible. Women who are diagnosed already HAVE abnormal cells and will have to have surgery and medication and unpleasant procedures to prevent its spread. A pap smear isn't going to prevent cancer. This vaccine will.

      You don't have a leg to stand on.

      February 28, 2012 at 09:39 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Baloney, Thinq. You are wrong. Vaccines are not big profit-makers for the companies that manufacture them. You are making claims that have no basis in fact.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:32 | Report abuse |
    • Voter

      The majority of women do not go on to develop cervical cancer, Tom. 95% of people who get HPV successfully fight the virus without further complications. You can read about it in any website, CDC, Cancer society, FDA, etc.

      Since you believe in this worthless vaccine, go ahead and vaccinate (oops.. I doubt you qualify since you are probably not between 9 and 26 years of age)

      February 28, 2012 at 11:57 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I doubt you do, either, but that's neither here nor there.

      You're nothing but an alarmist.

      February 28, 2012 at 18:05 | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      she doesn't feel good.My daughter’s trteiang neurologist informed me that he does believe that my daughter’s symptoms were brought on by the vaccine, just not in a way that he could test or prove. By the way, I am not anti-vaccine. If I were, my daughter would not have been vaccinated with Gardasil. Perhaps Merck should spent their dollars trying to find help for the many thousands of girls who are suffering from adverse reactions. After all, there is no help for the girls who passed away as a result of Gardasil.Jodi Speakman

      December 18, 2012 at 19:08 | Report abuse |
  8. givemeliberty

    http://www.naturalnews.com/034844_SaneVax_Gardasil_side_effects.html

    February 27, 2012 at 22:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. nyc8745

    It is disturbing to me how many people here refuse to think this is a positive thing. You must all thing your children are and will be perfect little angels and wait til marriage to have sex.

    All it takes is one time to get this virus, even if they use protection. With everything in life, comes risks. However, I see the better chance of good health in taking the vaccine as opposed to possible cancer/other concerns. I understand the point that it is still new, especially for the boys side. but I would much rather know that I am safe in the aspect of getting HPV which can lead to cancer.

    Not everything has a political agenda behind it !!!!

    February 27, 2012 at 23:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. DC

    I'm glad I'm not a parent and faced with making this decision. I'm leary of the vaccine myself, as I feel as though it was rushed into production and there have been problems with some girls receiving it. Yes, a minor number of cases vs those given the shot, but there were still problems. I'm not trying to say all vaccines are bad – heck I had my fair share of them growing up. However, I was not auto-immune (thyroid and psoriasis that I know of so far) prior to having an MMR booster shot in my 30's prior to returning to college. I would seriously have to debate the issue with myself and my doctors before allowing a child to receive this one.

    February 27, 2012 at 23:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Voter

    A 2009 article:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500690_162-5253431.html

    February 27, 2012 at 23:43 | Report abuse | Reply
    • MaryLand

      Geez, you're dumb. You don't even know when you've been completely discredited and beaten to a pulp!

      March 2, 2012 at 19:13 | Report abuse |
  12. MikeOscarMike

    Both my mom and sister have HPV. It seems to be so common now at days. And I love how those against the vaccine call others sheeple, not realizing that they're doing the same. It's become trendy and hip to be against vaccines. We're all sheeple. Just do what's best for you and yours and don't worry abou the rest. Considering the vaccine for my 13 and 15 year old boys.

    February 28, 2012 at 03:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. lysa

    there is a herpes community called heapesmate,com .they offer free to join and can chat with the experts online. they also provide share herpes stories.and the number of their members is more than 68000.

    February 28, 2012 at 04:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Josh

    The people who do not receive the vaccine will benefit from those who do because they will live in a world with less HPV hanging around. Their kids and grand kids who they will "protect" from vaccination will likely have sex with someone who had the vaccine and will be protected indirectly. They will benefit from herd immunity as a result of most people getting the vaccine. They won't miss anything, except that horrible rapidly advancing cancer that they could have had. But no credit will be given either. Like a lot of the benefits if public health aren't recognized. We take for granted the advances of this field because it's human nature to be less concerned with what is not in front us. Public health measures have silently prevented immeasurable misery. Maybe pharmaceuticals have interest in making money, but when it comes down to protecting the public, health organizations are pretty good at getting down to business. I'm not sure how all these vaccination myths got started.

    February 28, 2012 at 05:24 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      They get started by ignorant people who don't understand how vaccines work and yet have access to computers so they can spread their ignorance to others.

      Keith probably sincerely believes there have been no diseases that have been eradicated since polio and therefore, vaccines do nothing and medical science hasn't advanced. What can you say to stupidity and ignorance that profound? Nothing. There's no mind there to change.

      February 28, 2012 at 09:37 | Report abuse |
  15. Mark

    As long as vaccine manufacturers are NOT liable for the safety of their products, we will NOT vaccinate. Real simple. Gardasil is bad, it is not good.

    February 28, 2012 at 12:11 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You are ignorant. The reason the government set up the VAERS system was to prevent manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits that would result in their decision to stop all vaccine manufacturing. That would have meant shortages of vaccines that prevent diseases, and would have forced the US to buy vaccines from places like China.

      February 28, 2012 at 18:07 | Report abuse |
  16. Scott Miller

    I for one do not trust the medical establishment one iota when it comes to dealing with pharmaceutical products. Every week this or that company is being sued for this drug, device, implant you name it. This country is doped up to the max. How many people have to die before we say to ourselves "hey, big pharma is killing us!". O look, another school shooting. I wonder what psychotropics this kid was on?

    February 28, 2012 at 16:27 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Nutso.

      February 28, 2012 at 18:08 | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      Ah piper lol, you never cease to amaze me and for some reason are very apt at ticking me off. Nevertheless, if people want to put their trust in doctors that are owned by pharma who am i to stop them? I can cite articles, post links but that is not going to change anything. People are going to do what they want. All the information is out there for them to search. Furthermore, if PHRMA is not paying you already you should definitely get in contact with them. You can make a lot of money doing this sort of thing.

      February 28, 2012 at 18:25 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Yeah, that's what every single one of you kooks yammers when confronted with your craziness. I don't work for them and I don't need a job. Unlike you, I have one and it required that I have a decent education. Have fun flipping burgers.

      February 28, 2012 at 21:17 | Report abuse |
  17. michelle whitlock

    As a survivor of cervical cancer who was robbed of her ability to carry my child, I know first hand why this vaccine is so important to our youth. We buy car insurance for our kids, but we aen't advocating for them to have an accident. We are protecting them just incase their is an accident. I see the HPV vaccine the same way. Human beings are hard-wired to desire intimate, sexual contact and no one calls home for permission to have sexual experiences. So as parents we have to do the responsible thing and vaccinate our child early before sex is even on their radar. If you still aren't sure read HOW I LOST MY UTERUS and FOUND MY VOICE...you'll learn quickly why we must protect our children and ourselves...not doing so could cost us our life, fertility of that of someone we love.

    March 4, 2012 at 22:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Andrew from LPN programs

    This is a great idea since women do not develop the HPV, but get it from men who are the carries. If men are vaccinated against the virus, it will reduce chances of women getting cervical cancer and other infections caused by the virus. It is sad that men are the carriers yet women are the ones who carry a greater burden of it.

    March 25, 2012 at 13:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Dr. Applebaum

    Physicians looking to advance their knowledge about HPV and related cervical cancer should check out this free online CME:

    HPV-Beyond Cervical Cancer @ http://www.hpvcme.com

    June 19, 2012 at 16:12 | Report abuse | Reply
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  21. Scott James

    So if you read the CDC website information you will find
    In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears HPV naturally within two years.

    Wow – THE CDC also says: Condoms may also lower the risk" May lower risk,. HA Ha

    there are over 100 different types of HPV,. the vaccine only lower their chances of getting HPV to 4 of them.

    Lots of Money for an if and or maybe,..i'm sure most people don't realize the Vaccine has HPV in it in a small dose. to infect you,. to have your body build up immunity.

    Soooooo,. the vaccine is used to infect you. and.... 95 % your body will fight it. – Reminds me of Military that got Vaccines for Agent Orange. They all have open sores and reoccuring outbreaks.

    So all the liberal leftist lemmings that get the Flu Shots,. line up.!

    October 2, 2012 at 19:11 | Report abuse | Reply
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