Tag Archives: HPV

DNC Blasts Trump Over HIV/HPV Report: Americans Need A President Who Actually Knows The Difference

From Lucas Acosta at the Democratic National Committee: I’m sure you saw the news yesterday that in ​multiple​ meetings President Trump asked Bill Gates the difference between HIV/AIDS and HPV. Seriously. Maybe Trump should ask some of his friends for some advice before he starts asking Bill Gates? He could have easily started by asking members of the Presidential Advisory ...

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Bill Gates: Trump Asked Me At Two Separate Meetings If There Is A Difference Between HPV And HIV [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Bill Gates, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, has claimed Donald Trump twice asked him the difference between HIV and HPV and knew a “scary” amount about Gates’s daughter’s looks. The remarks were recorded at a recent Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meeting, where Gates took questions from staff, according to MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes show, ...

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Board: Gynecologists May Treat Men

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology has reversed a September directive that barred its members from treating men for anal cancer. Some gynecologists have been treating men due to expertise gained via cervical pap smears. Like cervical cancer, anal cancer is usually caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which is sexually transmitted. This type of cancer is rare, ...

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HPV Vaccine Cuts Infections By Half

Great early news about the HPV vaccine: The prevalence of dangerous strains of the human papillomavirus — the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and a principal cause of cervical cancer — has dropped by half among teenage girls in recent years, a striking measure of success for a vaccine against the virus that was introduced only ...

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Quote Of The Day – Michael Douglas

“Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus. I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it. But yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it.” – ...

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One Gay Man’s Battle Against Oral Cancer

Michael Triplett is a vice president of the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association and their most prolific blogger. He’s also just reached the first anniversary in his battle against HPV-related oral cancer, about which he’s just written for the Good Men Project. An excerpt: In the past year, I’ve had: three surgeries, 42 days of traditional radiation treatment, five ...

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Gardasil May Protect Against Anal Cancer

In a small study involving HIV-negative gay men, the HPV vaccine Gardasil was shown to reduce the risk of anal cancer. The vaccine reduced the risk of lesion recurrence by approximately 50% in the first two years after immunisation. There was some evidence that the protective effects of the vaccine waned after this point. “This is the first study to ...

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Oral Cancer Virus More Common In Men

Compared to women, more than twice as many men are infected with oral HPV. Prevalence of the cancer-causing virus increases with the number of sexual partners. Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is more common among men than women, leading to an increased risk for men of head and neck cancers, a US study suggests. The Journal of the American Medical ...

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Family Research Council: Don’t Vaccinate Boys For HPV, Only Queers Get It

The Family Research Council has issued a statement in reaction to yesterday’s CDC recommendation that boys get the HPV vaccine too. The CDC is quick to point out that the vaccine also protects against anal, mouth, and throat cancer–but they downplay the fact that these cancers are almost entirely the result of men having homosexual sex! Apart from the cost ...

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Tony Perkins: All Whores Must Die

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Crazy Eyes’ Lies Now Have A Bounty

Bioethicists in Minnesota are offering an $11,000 reward if anybody can come up with the girl that Michele Bachmann claims was made mentally retarded by the HPV vaccine. Steven Miles, a U of M bioethics professor, said that he’ll give $1,000 if the medical records of the woman from Bachmann’s story are released and can be viewed by a medical ...

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HomoQuotable – Dan Savage

“Religious conservatives loved the HPV virus because it killed women. Here was a potentially fatal STI that condoms couldn’t protect you from. Abstinence educators pointed to HPV and jumped up and down—they loved to overstate HPV’s seriousness and its deadliness—in their efforts to scare kids into saving themselves for marriage. And they fought the introduction of the HPV vaccine tooth-and-nail ...

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Docs Diss Bachmann On HPV Vaccine

The nation’s largest pediatricians group has issued a statement denouncing Michele Bachmann’s claim that Gardisil causes mental retardation. Bachmann is not directly named in the press release. “The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation. There is absolutely no scientific validity ...

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Perry Flip-Flops On HPV Vaccine

One of the few admirable accomplishments of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s regime was his (short-lived) mandate that middle school girls receive the vaccine for HPV, which is known to cause cervical cancer in later life. But now that Perry is running for president, he’s surrendered to the Christianists who claim that preventing STDs encourages promiscuity. “I made a mistake on ...

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Oral Sex Increases Throat Cancer Risk

From New Scientist: “People who have had more than five oral-sex partners in their lifetime are 250% more likely to have throat cancer than those who do not have oral sex, a new study suggests. The researchers believe this is because oral sex may transmit human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus implicated in the majority of cervical cancers. The new findings ...

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Cervical Vaccine Might Work For Males

The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV). which was approved for girls by the FDA last year, might work to prevent anal cancer, for which gay men have an elevated risk. The European Union has already approved the vaccine for use on boys ages 9-15. Considering the outrageous campaign by the American religious right to keep the vaccine from young girls, ...

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