Lawmaker: Offer HPV Vaccine to 7th Graders

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A state lawmaker is proposing that state health officials offer the HPV vaccine and educational material to seventh graders in South Carolina.

Democratic State Rep. Bakari Sellers of Bamberg plans a news conference Monday at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina to discuss his proposed legislation.

The HPV, or human papilloma virus, is a relatively common virus but some types can cause cervical cancer.

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joe bloe said on Tuesday, Jan 15 at 10:37 AM

In a study of 12,852 young women, the HPV vaccine reduced HPV-16 infections by only O.6%. The study also reported that the increase rate of infections by carcinogenic HPV types in vaccinated women is four to ten times higher than the reduction in HPV infections. Results like these should get drug makers arrested – not greater revenue. A Gardasil vaccine is only good on four types of HPV virus and there 150 types – with at least 40 of them capable of being passed from person to person. The HPV vaccine causes other high-risk types of HPV to develop, and therefore actually cause more episodes of cervical cancer. And now for the disturbing news – Gardasil has distributed a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, which has not been evaluated for it potential to cause cancer by its toxicity or by its ability to alter the strains of HPV that the vaccine doesn’t address. In the majority of women, the HPV infected cells are shed from the cervix. Clearly, the HPV vaccine has a high health r

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