Is it true the human papilloma virus that can cause cervical cancer is an STD?

by Rachel on May 17, 2010

My sister said they see at any moment, one of these advertisements by HPV. It goes on and on, as if u did not have sex with him not even a problem, so I understand why people do not want their daughter aged 12, would receive the vaccine for that. . . I mean, it’s like the availability of a vaccine against syphilis and then say, go ahead, now it does not matter. . . Is it any wonder, then? You’d think they mention that to think one of their ads, instead of leaving tons of girls, they could have! Just to clarify, I do not think this is a bad idea, and I do not think there’s no one pushing to do something that I believe they tried to comment u to do it is possible, without having done anything. It makes the girls start to be concerned if they have anything to worry sometimes receive. Yes, it is important to smear and stuff, and if u are sexually active, you go ahead with the vaccine against HPV, but they really need 24 / 7 without even saying that the people quite an essential information, for example, how to advertise it the virus?

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searious May 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

yes. Try to research. You are not telling them to have sex, just recognizing that teens will do what they want to do, and do what they tell you they are not doing.

jacky May 18, 2010 at 12:03 am

i don’t think it is std. i have been reading article about papilloma just this weekend. they propose to vaccinate children before 10 years old, cos once u start puberty 60% of children re infected. i don’t think that 60% of 10 year old kids re having sex. but this article was quite vage about how it is transmitted

papu May 18, 2010 at 12:41 am


ladyfraser04 May 18, 2010 at 1:01 am

Yes, HPV is an STD and is the cause of cervical cancer.

There’s a big push to get girls vaccinated at an age where most haven’t had sex yet, to prevent them from ever having to worry about this STD. Yes, 12 seems young to get vaccinated for an STD, but would you rather wait til they’re 14 or 15 and a significant percentage have already started having sex (often without a lot of planning!) or have been raped (15 is statistically the most common age for date rape to happen, which means for some girls it happens younger!)

I worked in child protection. I had to get a SIX year old tested for STD’s thanks to a molesting relative. I’m all for making sure that rape victims of any age never have to worry about getting a cancer sentence simply because they were a victim already.

mande95747 May 18, 2010 at 1:41 am

Well, SOMEDAY those 12 year old girls will have sex.
They want to make sure they get the vaccine BEFORE they have sex, because by then, it may be too late (if the guy has HPV).

If all girls got this, then someday they could completely wipe out this disease, so it’s a good idea.
There’s no shame in getting vaccinated, so there’s no logic in saying that virgins shouldn’t get it.

April G May 18, 2010 at 2:06 am

No, sweetie, you have it all wrong. People will have sex…. maybe not at 12 or 15 or 18 or 22 but sooner or later most of us marry, have sex and have children——–see, that’s why we have those parts of our body — to have sex and have children.

Your comments here is what is surprising…. We have bc pills, but they do not prevent STD, they just prevent pregnancy. What all of us hope is that a woman of 25 or 35 or 45 or 55 or 65 never gets cervical cancer. And the vaccine will prevent that if given to a young girl before she ever even gets married or ever has sex…….It doesn’t encourage her to start having sex as soon as they pull out the needle, sweetie…… Most 12 year old aren’t having sex, and aren’t going to no matter what shot they get for anything……See, we don’t want you to get polio either, so we have a vaccine for it.

(If you get polio, you are immune from it for the rest of your life, but it also may kill you in the process…. we don’t want you to get polio, so we give you a vaccine so you don’t get it…..we don’t ever want you to get HPV so now we have a vaccine to prevent it…. HPV, hon, causes cancer of the cervex in women….)

It makes no difference how one can get a disease—any disease—– in medicine, we are interested in preventing them down the road. Would’t it be nice to have a vaccine against another kind of cancer, say breast cancer or stomach cancer or brain cancer??????? Well, we have one now for prevention of cervical cancer — it is the one you are complaining about!!!!!!! (The HPV is the cause of cervical cancer!!!!!) A vaccine against HPV is about 80% effective…. a good deal, hon. So, grow up, sweetie, and look at life with a pair of better glasses that see a bit farther into the future than the ones you are now wearing……

powder_blue_tang May 18, 2010 at 2:41 am

I agree with you..HPV is an STD that you can get and not even know you have it. It is the most common STD. Yes, it is a huge cause of cervical cancer. Not to say that it is the only way to get it because no one knows what exactly causes cancer. Regular pap tests can prevent it from spreading to cancer and can catch it before it spreads.

Joey Joe, yo May 18, 2010 at 3:19 am

you can even get it from a funky toilet seat.

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