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randibear
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saw a thing on tv about many people carry hpv virus and don't know it.

my niece and my sister both had stds when they were younger.

do they have any chance of getting cancer? and does having lyme make it worse?

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We all have a chance of developing cancer.

And, yes, lyme can make it worse.

But this is the life we life. It just is.

The medical article of the week says that half of all adults have some serious strains of HPV. I'd guess that might be even higher.

From the minute humans share kisses and spread sneezes, these just get passed around as we live.

As for the "STD" - it's time, IMO, that we shed that stigma. As we are finding out now, much can be spread with just kisses and sneezes. And much can be passed down from parents, etc.

There are so many viruses / bacteria and other kinds of stealth infections that can cause trouble down the road. We all have various kinds of these things - some may cause trouble later, some may not at all.

- and so many environmental considerations that burden our bodies

that it is just best to assume we all have a risk so we do what we can to do our best to take care of ourselves.

Keep in mind that some of these articles have the intention of scaring people into taking vaccines - or funding development of vaccines for every. single. virus. that. ever has been or ever will be.

We don't have to be shaking in our boots nor hide our heads, though.

Just be proactive for health and cross bridges as we come upon them.
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Keebler
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https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/stds-hiv-safer-sex/hpv

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV at a Glance

A very common infection

A few types can lead to cervical and other cancers

Treatment available for cell changes in the cervix caused by HPV

Spread easily by skin-to-skin contact

There are ways to reduce your risk of getting HPV

Find a Health Center

. . . ' Full article at link above with many FAQ and links]
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randibear
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my sister had genital warts and my niece has some kind of something where she has to be on medicine for the rest of their lives. they were sexually transmitted so std is the correct term here.

I am not judging at all. I an jus concerned about them.

and, yes, the tv program did use a scare tactic saying that these illnesses could cause cervical cancer.

they mentioned immunizations too.

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Oh, sorry, I meant the stigma that most of society has about some of the infections. My word choice might have been clumsy.

I think there would have been much better education for all had some people who decide what kinds of education to put out there hadn't gotten in their heads about the STD aspect. I still can't verbalize what I'm trying to say, though.

And I sure know that as a youth, there was zero proper education about sexual or emotional matters at all. Those in my school, I know, were really let down in that regard.

And my parents were just silent about it all. Such a shame they put such shame on real human matters as to not even provide a proper education for aspects that are so very important to life.

But, really, even "STD"s can be spread in ways other than having sexual intercourse. Kissing shares much more than previously ever thought.

And so many people have been sexually assaulted - and never knew what they needed to know first or even afterward, sometimes for decades. As we shine more light in these times, I hope that better education will help others have an easier path in life.

Came back to post some things that can be very helpful. Of course, avoiding plastics in our foods and any artificial ingredients / processes, etc. . . . some herbs have very good profiles with anti viral support.

Although it sounds like they may be on antiviral Rx and that can have good results, too.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/115457?#000000

OLE Links

Allicin, Berberine, too, etc.
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HPV can be sexually transmitted. It's also the same family of viruses that cause the warts kids get on their skin.

I had warts all over my fingers as a child, my immune system eventually got on track and they disappeared.

You can 'catch' those warts from others. Same thing with HPV, it's just the strains that prefer the environment in that particular region. You can aquire it even if you practice safe sex (skin-skin contact).

Its true that most people come into contact with HPV at some point. You may never know because you didn't develop any symptoms. They don't test you for it, besides the few strains that cause cervival cancer (and throat cancer).

Men don't get tested for it.

You can get vaccinated for the strains that cause aggressive cervical cancer. Clerical cancer can be treated if found early, but I do know an old coworker who died in her 30s from it recently. Its still a risk.

Its such a new vaccine no one knows how long protection lasts, or if regular screenings are a better option. I'm in my 30s so I got it when it first came out (I was in college).

I think the vaccine would be really important for woman who don't have access to regular Pap smears. In countries with health care, the question would be are routine Pap smears more effective or safer?

For the record, I don't regret getting the HPV vaccine. I know too many young woman who've had to have surgery due to HPV. Older men/woman or really young girls/boys...I'd take a pass for now.

Its not a scare tactic to inform people HPV can cause clerical cancer. I personally know 3 woman who had it, and a 4th who died.

If you don't want to get vaccinated or are over 30, regular Pap smears are a must!

HPV reminds me of mono, everybody comes in contact with it or carries it st some point in their life.

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When i saw this commercial it was a confirmation that mainstream medicine is finally acnowledging the pathogenic cause for cancer. If helicobacter pylori (a spirochete can cause stomach cancer than imagine what borrelia can do.

The one that got me was a pbs special on alzheimers saying 2 of 3 elderly in 2025 will be dx this .and with alan macdonalds proof of 90% having spirocheteal infections it just baffles me how no funding can be going to research on our affliction .

I hope the something gets me before i forget all of you lovely people.or how to feed myself and read etc etc

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Pretty much the entire population of sexually active individuals has HPV, regardless if they know it or not...or have symptoms or not. This is why pap smears are so important for women.
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They just love to sell those vaccines, don't they?

Trying to make us all sick, one vaccine at a time. So many young people damaged forever.

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