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Michael Douglas and HPV

Michael Douglass recently announced that his battle with throat cancer was instigated by HPV. We have known for a long time that males can benefit from the HPV vaccine series. I wrote this back in 2011: CDC recommends HPV vaccine for boys! It would be great, for women, if boys got the vaccine too. Of…

HPV vaccine works. NO WAY!!!!

The HPV vaccine works! Genital warts in young Australians five years into national human papillomavirus vaccination programme: national surveillance data. In Australia, they started vaccinating girls/women against HPV in 2007. In 2007, 11.5% of women under 21 (age-range most likely to get the vaccine before they were sexually active) were diagnosed with genital warts. 0.85%…

*throwsapaperdown* Reasons for Not Vaccinating Adolescents: National Immunization Survey of Teens, 2008-2010 Our findings across 3 years show that, even as clinicians are increasingly recommending HPV, increasing numbers of parents, >40% in 2010, do not intend to vaccinate their adolescent female children with this vaccine. Parents intending to refuse are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety…

This idea… this idea might be absolute genius… Immunogenicity of bivalent human papillomavirus DNA vaccine using human endogenous retrovirus envelope-coated baculoviral vectors in mice and pigs. The ‘best’ vaccines are live attenuated vaccines.  Weakened/Misadapted viruses that can replicate a little bit, and get your immune system to generate a B-cell response (what you get with…

HPV Vaccine: DRAT! Foiled again!

Wull… What the hell is the point in a whore vaccine that doesnt turn little girls into whores?? Boy, I hope some scientists are losing their membership in The Evil League of Evil over this: Sexual Activity–Related Outcomes After Human Papillomavirus Vaccination of 11- to 12-Year-Olds Risk of the composite outcome (any pregnancy/sexually transmitted infection…

HPV and head/neck/throat cancer

The ‘debate’ over the HPV vaccine has thus far has been a tug-of-war with radical religion/conservative politicians/nutbar anti-vaxers on one side, and the lives of women on the other side. The HPV vaccine has been A Female Issue. Turns out the people opposing the HPV vaccine were damning male children, as well. Though I wrote…

Herd Immunity In Action: HPV Vaccine

Herd immunity– If a lot of people are protected from a pathogen then the people who arent protected, are still protected.  The higher the percentage of ‘protected’ people, the better herd immunity works. Here is a simple animation of how herd immunity works. While we generally think of herd immunity as it relates to the…

File this under ‘Religion has nothing to do with morality’– Some religions have a problem with a vaccine that, when dosed appropriately early enough, virtually eliminates risk of cervical cancer, as virtually all cervical cancer is caused by HPV.  Its even better if males get the vaccine as well, not only because if fewer males…

CDC recommends HPV vaccine for boys!

The HPV vaccine is one of my most favoritest vaccines. From a public health perspective, its efficacy is unprecedented. From an immunological perspective, learning how the HPV vaccine works is going to teach us something about our immune system we didnt know before. From a virological and evolutionary perspective, we dont have to be worried…

The luxury of anti-vaccinationism

There was some big news last week, that believe it or not, did not involve delusional, myopic, hypocritical bloggers on the internet. FOR REALZ! At the International Papillomavirus Conference, at a symposium sponsored by QIAGEN, QIAGEN announced that their super awesome HPV test was approved for use in the Third World: … the careHPV test…