Wednesday, July 2, 2014


As a doctor City Commissioner Rose Gowen should be more worried about the epidemic of STD's than whether or not we eat hot dogs at the sport park. But Rose Gowen is too puritanical to ever be a competent doctor when it comes to sex education.

"But it’s very possible that Dimon has been swept up, along with thousands of other men, by an increasingly common disease: throat cancer caused by infection with the human papilloma virus, or HPV.

“It wouldn’t be unusual,” says Eric Genden, chief of head and neck oncology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. “This is an epidemic.”

In 2008, the last year for which data are available, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimate that 2,370 women and 9,356 men developed HPV-caused head and neck cancer, about a third of the cases of head and neck cancer that year."

Source: Forbs

People you need to get tested and get the vaccine.  The Vaccine is not 100%, but it is a start.

I know some of my readers hate when I write about STD's - but they are real and deadly - we need to educate ourselves and our children.


Anonymous said...

Not to mention prophylactic protection against anal cancer, cervical cancer, throat cancer, vulvar cancer, and venereal warts.
From the internet,
" HPV vaccines are given as a series of three shots over 6 months to protect against HPV infection and the health problems that HPV infection can cause. Two vaccines (Cervarix and Gardasil) protect against cervical cancers in women. One vaccine (Gardasil) also protects against genital warts and cancers of the anus, vagina and vulva. Both vaccines are available for females. Only Gardasil is available for males.

HPV vaccines offer the best protection to girls and boys who receive all three vaccine doses and have time to develop an immune response before being sexually active with another person. That's why HPV vaccination is recommended for preteen girls and boys at age 11 or 12 years.

HPV Vaccines for Boys and GirlsCDC Feature: Are your kids protected from HPV-related cancers?Frequently Asked Questions about HPV Vaccines

Who else should get the HPV vaccine?

In addition to girls and boys aged 11 or 12 years, HPV vaccines are also recommended for teen boys and girls who did not get the vaccine when they were younger, teen girls and young women through age 26, as well as teen boys and young men through age 21.

The vaccine is also recommended for gay and bisexual men (or any man who has sex with a man). It is also recommended for men and women with compromised immune systems (including people living with HIV/AIDS) through age 26, if they did not get fully vaccinated when they were younger.

Read more: HPV Vaccine - Questions & Answers

Anonymous said...

Have you been tested and have you received the vaccine?

BobbyWC said...

I have been tested for every known STD that you can test for and I am neg. Since I practice abstinence I never thought about the vaccine. I am looking into the costs. On these issues I consider them personal choices so I will not ask the VA if they give it.

It makes me mad how the VA gives out Viagra left and right. Choices concerning sex are personal - other than birth control. Most STDs can be prevented with condoms and dental dams so I see no reason for the VA to have to pay for it.

Just be responsible. I actually believe sometimes government policy can promote the spread of STD's. WHO and the US in my opinion have embarked on some pretty bizarre policies in Africa which will only serve to spread STDS.

For example they are telling African men to come in for free circumcisions to prevent HIV. Men without foreskin are a dime a dozen who have HIV - all the policy is going to do is convince these poorly educated people is that once they have their foreskin cut off they no longer need a condom - wrong 100% wrong.

STD's and birthrate will go up in some of the poorest countries in the world - I would like to meet the fool who came up with this policy.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

The vaccine is fairly recent. A anyone over 26 is not a candidate to receive it.

BobbyWC said...

Rick Perry battled for the vaccine as far back as 2011. The age 26 is a myth. No one over age 26 was included in the study so it is not formally FDA approved for over 26. Drugs are used all the time for outside FDA approved purposes - insurance will not cover it in most cases.

The idea of 26 is you probably have been exposed to the virus already - which is not necessarily true. No test exists for testing men for the virus so there is no way of knowing you have it until it shows its ugly face.

Doctors will give men over 26 the shot who are willing to pay for it. If the man has not been already exposed then it should prevent genital warts and anal rectal cancer caused by the virus.

Bobby WC