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Effects Of Cervical Cancer

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex...
Ask the Experts

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 Read more »

Side effects of HPV vaccine for girls (GARDASIL SIDE EFFECTS, 2009)

My granddaughter is 15 1/2 and my daughter will not have her get the HPV vaccine because she says there are bad side effects.I'm sure she isn't sexually active but I'm worried that she will became so and get infected. What percentage of girls who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...curative, it is important that the vaccine be given prior to becoming sexual activity. About 11,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3,600 will die (this year). This vaccine prevents four viruses that account for about 70 percent... Read more »

HPV study

Hi - I just read the overview of the study on cervical and anal HPV from the conference held in early October. I understand that HPV can cause cells to change over time and may cause cervical cancer. What is the effect of anal HPV?? The study...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post Lorri,There is much still to learn about how HPV and HIV interact to cause risk of anal cancer. As we currently understand the process (and in my simple, non-oncologist view), the anus and cervix are both at risk for HPV... Read more »

HPV Vaccine-what's the scoop on it?

Hi. Is it possible that the vaccine that looks promising for cervical cancer can also be helpful in anal cancer? Is this the same vaccine many of us receive to prevent hepatitis B? Thanks.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...administered to almost 2400 women who were not yet infected with HPV. The vaccine was 100% effective in preventing pre-invasive cervical cancer and 100% effective in preventing persistent HPV-16 infection. These data are truly unremarkable! I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two Tests Cut Cervical Cancer Risk in Poor Countries

... Just two lifetime health clinic visits could halve the cervical cancer risk for women in developing countries, according to a new study. Thanks to regular screenings, cervical cancer claims only Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. OKs Glaxo's Cervical Cancer Shot

...U.S. females ages 10 to 25. Cervarix fights two strains of the STD human papillomavirus (HPV) linked to about 70 percent of cervical cancers. In company studies, it was 93 percent effective in preventing a pre-cancerous change associated with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Cancer Link to Early Sex

... Sex at earlier ages may explain the higher risk of cervical cancer among poor women, according to an investigation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Previous Read more »
The Well Project


... Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

refusing meds

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...on meds. what was your reason? have you changed your mind since? why do people refuse to be put on meds..because of the side effects? do they believe that HIV meds cant make a differnce, or is more of "if i take the pill it means i am... Read more »

new to the site

Posted by lov2bblaque, 7 Replies
hello I am new to the site and I am afraid to get tested. I know that I need to but I just don't want to know the results. I mean what if they are positive. i am only 16 years old with no children and a great potential for succes in my future. I... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...actually not very good at infecting humans, relatively speaking. For example, the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, is nearly 100 percent infectious, Laurence noted. That means that every encounter with the sexually... Read more »