post #1 of 11
2/18/10 at 9:58am
I remember reading that the reason that it was only approved to women under 27 is that MOST women have been exposed to some form of HPV by that age and their immune system takes care of the infection by itself. AND that the vaccine can actually INCREASE the risk of cancer in women who have already had HPV, regardless of the strain. I will try and find it and post if I have time, but I distinctly remember reading this, so this reccomendation to give it to basically all women under age 45 could actually be quite dangerous.
|Gardasil is a vaccine against the HPV or Human Papillomavirus. The Gardasil vaccine protects recipients against 4 types of HPV, including the two types that cause most cervical cancers and the two types that cause the most genital warts.|
|78 separate cases, patients experience an outbreak of warts in the groin and genital area, even among girls who tested negative for HPV. Other outbreaks of warts were found on the face, hands, and feet and were all caused by strains of the papilloma virus.|