Catching Cancer Off a Toilet Seat: The Truth about HPV

Aelphabawest Aelphabawest
I think that this is an awesome article, well written and frank.

The one thing that I object to is the line:
"It may also be unrealistic to expect that a new partner is clean..."

I usually try to avoid using "clean" as a way to describe STI status. It implies that someone who has an STI is "dirty" and "unclean."
And as you established in this piece, HPV is very common among sexually active adults.

Just me being nitpicky about language usage. Again, great article.
04/16/2009
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Sarah Sloane Sarah Sloane
Quote:
Originally posted by Aelphabawest
I think that this is an awesome article, well written and frank.

The one thing that I object to is the line:
"It may also be unrealistic to expect that a new partner is clean..."

I usually try to avoid using ... More
I hear what you're saying, and it's a good point - thanks for bringing that up! I don't mind nitpicking...sometimes nits need to be picked!
04/16/2009
Mr Guy Mr Guy
Quote:
Originally posted by Aelphabawest
I think that this is an awesome article, well written and frank.

The one thing that I object to is the line:
"It may also be unrealistic to expect that a new partner is clean..."

I usually try to avoid using ... More
Glad you liked it, Aelphabawest!

As for 'clean', I suppose that's one of those terms that can touch off different reactions.

--Misanthrope, who is never dirty or unclean.
04/16/2009
Anica Anica
I forwarded the article to my little sister, 19 was just dx with HPV.

She thought it was humorous for some reason, sent a mass text saying "I have HPV, thought you'd like to know...lol" Or maybe she just had a lot of people to tell, not sure...

She has since then taken it very seriously and will appreciate the information.

Thanks for posting it.
04/17/2009
DreamyLove DreamyLove
The article is very well written and considerate. Thankfully, it's not like some of those that I've read where all the article does is push Gardasil on any woman up to the age of 26.

Well done!
04/17/2009
deceased deceased
As someone who works gyn/ocology, I would recommend the Guardasil shot to all females who are eligible to receive it. Cervical cancer often shows no signs till it has spread to adjacent parts of the body like the colon, liver, etc. A few shots beat being literally gutted and chemo'd out of existence. They are also working on a shot for men, but since men are more likely to give it to women and women are the ones who suffer, its ladies first. If you have daughters, vaccinate them, and get them hep Bvaccinated as well.
We have been vaccinating all the babies born in Hawaii with their first hep B (if the parent consents) but it is up to the parent to follow up for the next couple shots.
Vaccinate your daughters, its a great gift.
06/07/2009
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