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Can One Donate Blood If They Take Cervical Cancer Vaccine

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

News Outlets Examine HIV Vaccine Research, Cervical Cancer Screening Data Presented at Conference

Several news outlets examine the latest reports out of this week's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in San Francisco. Researchers from the Maryland-based VIRxSYS Corporation on Thursday presented data on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Cervical Cancer Vaccine to Be Funded When Price Is Right -- Prime Minister

Following widespread criticism of the government's decision not to make the vaccine Gardasil available free for all females ages 12-26, Prime Minister John Howard has assured Australians the drug will be added to the national immunization program --... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Cancer Vaccine: For Women Already Exposed to HPV, Shots May Not Be as Helpful

On June 8, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Merck & Co.'s vaccine Gardasil, which protects against the two HPV strains responsible for 70 percent of all cervical cancers and two strains that cause genital warts. On June 29, the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HPV vaccine and cervical/oral cancer?

Hello Dr. Bob. This is the Mommy that you have always been so kind in easing the worries of, needing your wisdom once again in an extremely uncomfortable situation . I hope that these questions find you in the best of health, and as always, I thank...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll post some general information from the archives about HPV below. This will answer some of your questions.As for your husband's problems with condoms, I suggest he try different varieties until he finds the best fit. It's a... Read more »

vaccine for Cervical cancer/HPV?

I was listening to some coverage of the 25years of AIDS or related program and thought they mentioned a vaccine that they were getting good results for slowing or stopping cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. Have you heard of such a drug? I have...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Human Papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the major cause of cervical cancers. However, not all women who are infected with HPV will develop cervical cancer. Moreover, while there are many different types of HPV, only a few types appear to cause... Read more »

My daughter was treated for cervical cancer. Is she at greater risk for more cancers?

My daughter has been HIV positive for 7 years. In the summer she had a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer and one chemo treatment. They did not do any more chemo as the results after one treatment was almost devastational. Her CD4 count is...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a good question-- If someone had one cancer, are they at higher risk for more cancers?The answer to this is "maybe". Your daughter is at risk of having the cervical cancer recur. To minimize this risk, it is important that she... Read more »

Blood Donation? (BLOOD DONATION)

Dear Dr. Bob:First, I want to comment on the recent post about you being an inconsiderate fraud. That person, truly does owe you a major apology. You're one of the nicest people via the internet, that I've ever met. You deserve a grammy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Vampire,A Grammy Award??? Would that be in the new "Cyber Sexpert" category?As for blood donations, the policy banning anyone who has had man-to-man sex makes no sense medically or scientifically. (See below.)I would advise you merely... Read more »
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Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found out in April that I have "pre-cancerous" cells on my cervix (after my doctor found HPV on my cervix in Feb). I've been waiting to have the procedure done & now its scheduled for July. As luck would have it, my ins is changing, so I may... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I think that I did something really stupid. I donated blood about 3 weeks ago. I began to think about an encounter I had that was very brief about a month before. I am of course now worried that I have HIV. Would the blood bank have... Read more »

Blood Donation Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, Everyone. I recently had a somewhat high-risk exposure. I'm a gay male and I was having insertive anal sex (I was the "top" or "insertive" partner). well, at some point the condom broke. i was very worried. I had just tested and so I knew I was... Read more »