CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


1 in 4 US women has HPV

here is a link to an alarming study which shows that 1 in 4 US women has HPV. it is from the CNN.com site.

Link

Wed. Feb 28, 10:57am

Add comment  
Very Interesting

This whole HPV vaccine is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason. I will have my girls (12 & 15) vaccinated, but I don't think I agree with mandating it. Unfortunlately, too many people view having the vaccine as promoting promiscuity.

HPV not only can cause cervical cancer, but also can lead to infertility. If 1 in 4 women from the age of 15-49 has been infected, it tells you that the virus is pervasive.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 11:51 AM

Add comment
Can boyes be vaccinated?

After all, they are as much a part of the problem as girls are. They just don't suffer the same consequences.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 11:52 AM

Add comment
i wondered the exact same thing about boys getting the vaccine. they are able to spread it to girls and yet suffer no symptoms or other consequences from carrying HPV. it seems more like condoning the sexual promiscuity of boys to mandate that only girls get the drug. women paying with their bodies for the mistakes men make...not completely unheard of.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 11:58 AM

Add comment
another link about other STDs. again from the CNN.com site. it's scary out there...

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 12:00 PM

Add comment
Apparently gay men in the UK have been trying to get the vaccine under the radar. Makes perfect sense that they would want it too. I wonder why this isn't being marketed to both boys and girls?

Link

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 12:39 PM

Add comment
here is yet another, please stay with me here, link to a great blog w/ responses from all over on the cnn.com site. has some answers...

Link

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 4:04 PM

Add comment
oops! the link about STDs

Link

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 4:14 PM

Add comment
FYI, the Gardasil vaccine protects against 2 strains of HPV which are known to cause cervical cancer. There are over 100 strains of HPV, most of which do not cause cancer and many of which are very mildly disfiguring, and clear away without any problem. The article seems very unclear on which strains are being referred to -- it has long been thought that about 50% of Americans are infected with HPV, mostly the harmless kinds.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 4:51 PM

Add comment
Several years ago I was diagnosed with HPV. I freaked out at first but my wonderful gyno calmed me by saying, "Just continue what you've been doing. Keep eating right, losing weight, getting enough sleep, enjoying your new boyfriend and don't stress." I took her advice and it cleared up on her own. I hardly think about it now.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 11:58 PM

Add comment
I found this sentiment curious:

"It seems more like condoning the sexual promiscuity of boys to mandate that only girls get the drug. women paying with their bodies for the mistakes men make...not completely unheard of."

I don't think the vaccine promotes promiscuity of either sex or the mistakes of one gender causing injury on another. I guess you can liken the vaccine being made available for girls in the same way the pill is available to women. The medicial community probably haven't figured out how it works for males yet. The HPV vaccine only is effective on 4 strains (or six), there are other strains that those who received the HPV vaccine can be infected with. A proactive OB GYN will monitor your paps and conduct other necessary tests. It is true that many women have HPV and don't know it and it clears up on its own.

Few other thoughts: it takes two to have unprotected sex, a man may not know he is infected until it shows up for his partner, condoms not 100% effective with regard to STDs, HIV and pregnancy. If two people have sex without a full medical make these days, you run the risk for anything, not just HPV, which is the sad state of intimate sexual relationships/flings/one-night-stands these days. An unknowing female could pass the HPV virus to an otherwise uninfected male. Please let's not make this a gender vs gender issue.

Thursday, March 01, 2007, 1:49 AM

Add comment
I have HPV, and it was diagnosed after I had my first child, and I had been married for 4 years. I freaked out too, thinking my husband had cheated on me. but my gyno said that if you have had sex with more than one person in your life(no protection used) then you probably have it. I lies dormant for years and out of the blue, just shows itself . I don't even worry about it. just get my regular checkups and live my life.

Thursday, March 01, 2007, 1:55 PM

Add comment
If the goal is to eliminate HPV, boys need a vaccine too

The virus is sexually transmitted. If you only vaccinate girls, then the boys can still get it, carry it and pass it on to anyone who has not been vaccinated. To effectively eradicate the virus, both girls and boys need to be vacconated. Just because the girls are the ones who suffer the consequences, does not mean they are the only ones who should be vaccinated.

To the 1:49 PM poster - Even though HPV can clear up on its own, the risk of infertility still exists, for both men and women.



Link

Thursday, March 01, 2007, 2:46 PM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!