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mama1803's Avatar mama1803 10:58 AM 02-18-2010

Marnica's Avatar Marnica 12:05 PM 02-18-2010


Why not approve it for babies. They could get the shot along with the hep b at birth. Afterall, many women have HPV infections and don't know it. They could spread this to the baby when it goes through the birth canal

I am not surprised by this at all. This just means more money for merck. But what I really don't understand is that in the original trials, 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.
mama1803's Avatar mama1803 02:49 PM 02-18-2010
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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.
I remember reading this also. I also remember reading that the vaccine covered 4 strains of the virus, now everything I am reading says it is only 2. When did that change?
Deborah's Avatar Deborah 03:01 PM 02-18-2010
two cancer strains, two wart strains.

They may be mentioning the warts less because some girls vaccinated ended up with major wart outbreaks.
GoBecGo's Avatar GoBecGo 03:04 PM 02-18-2010
Of the 4 strains it protects against 3 don't cause warts and one only causes them in a small number of sufferers, so it won't prevent wart outbreaks. Nor can it cause them.
Deborah's Avatar Deborah 10:52 PM 02-18-2010
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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.
http://pediatrics.about.com/od/immun...6_gardasil.htm

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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.
http://www.injuryboard.com/national-...oogleid=243428
nia82 03:23 AM 02-19-2010
It's just a matter of time that it will be a newborn shot....
Tracy's Avatar Tracy 02:27 AM 02-22-2010
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It's just a matter of time that it will be a newborn shot....

Yes. Gross.
cloak's Avatar cloak 05:16 PM 02-22-2010
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Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
two cancer strains, two wart strains.

They may be mentioning the warts less because some girls vaccinated ended up with major wart outbreaks.
I hadn't heard this. I will google but do we know if these girls were sexually active or were the warts strictly vaccine induced?
Juvysen's Avatar Juvysen 05:24 PM 02-22-2010

Deborah's Avatar Deborah 10:35 PM 02-22-2010
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I hadn't heard this. I will google but do we know if these girls were sexually active or were the warts strictly vaccine induced?
I had the link in my second post, above, here it is again.
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