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just wanted to hear what others feel about the papiloma vaccine. they are planning to give it to what 10/11 year old girls as they feel it will reduce cancers.<br><br>
just curious what other moms with preteen kids feel about this. the CDC or health department is thinking of i think 10 or 11 only because they want to use it before sexual activity and they are saying that age just to be sure.<br><br>
i dont think a lot of info is available right now.
 

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You will find a LOT of opinions here. I'd recommend coming through a couple pages of threads and check the ones out that have titles that say things like "cancer vaccine", "HPV vaccine", "gardasil". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I guess the following information bears repeating over and over and over in as many places and ways as possible,<br><br>
Who is behind the push to mandate this vaccine for girls? Couldn't be the drug company who makes the vaccine, wouldn't that be a huge, <span style="font-size:xx-large;">HUGE</span> conflict of interest?<br><br>
But wait, it IS the drug company behind the push,<br><br>
"Just a few months after federal regulators approved a vaccine against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, more than a dozen states - including Maryland - are considering a requirement that girls entering middle school get it.<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">One of the primary drivers behind the legislative push: Merck & Co., the pharmaceutical giant that manufactures Gardasil,</span> the only vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, on the market.<br><br>
The vaccine is expected to reach $1 billion in sales next year, and state mandates could make <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Gardasil a mega-blockbuster drug within five years, with sales of more than $4 billion,</span></span> according to Wall Street analysts.<br><br>
Merck, which has been arming its lobbyists across the country with information on the vaccine, has been getting an assist from Women in Government, a nonpartisan organization of female legislators whose agenda includes cervical cancer prevention. The group, like breast-cancer activists before it, works through political channels. It also takes corporate donations from Merck."<br><br><a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/politics/bal-te.md.cervical29jan29,0,2725203.story?page=2&coll=bal-mdpolitics-headlines" target="_blank">http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/loc...tics-headlines</a><br><br>
And here's what they aren't publicizing,<br><br>
Report to Congress 2004<br><br><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/2004HPV%20Report.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/2004HPV%20Report.pdf</a><br><br>
Most infections cause no clinical problems and go away on their own without treatment.<br><br>
Cervical cancer is an uncommon consequence of HPV infection in women, especially if they are screened for cancer regularly with Pap tests and have<br>
appropriate follow-up of abnormalities.<br><br>
If detected early and managed promptly, survival rates for cervical cancer are over 90%.<br><br>
*a vaccine won't do squat for early detection!!!*<br><br>
• In the future, receiving a safe and effective HPV vaccine to help prevent genital HPV infection as well as the HPV-associated diseases of genital warts and cervical cancer would be an important prevention measure. However, an effective HPV vaccine would not replace other prevention strategies.
 

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aaaaaahhhh thanks all. i just heard about it on the radio yesterday adn was shocked how parents along with Merck was pushing the vaccine. i didnt know other names for it so i searched on papiloma here. when i am back from work i will read all.
 
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