Why is the resistance so strong for the HPV vaccine?

by Rachel on May 5, 2011

There are two kinds of HPV, the one that causes genital warts and the one that causes cervical cancer. Men show no symptoms of the secon type.

People say mandating the vaccine will lead to promiscuity…but i know two very unpromiscuous people who have HPV. It doesn’t require intercourse to catch it, it transfers through the skin.

And who knew anything about HPV before this ? I did because I took my friend to her biopsy, but that’s the only reason. It’s not on that list of horrid STDs like HIV and Herpse and Syphilis.

I personally thik there’s a pharmaceutical company behind the moral facade.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

King of Babylon May 5, 2011 at 11:42 am

STD’s are for homo’s and dirty f u c k s.

hichefheidi May 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

There are 100s of strains of the virus, so many that they diagnose based on symptoms, not by a test. Many women have it (75% of those who have had sex. even once, or with the same person). It’s warfare on women’s bodies, and the more women have control, and the less they have to die because they have sex, the more people are scared of us. There has never been support for women’s health from the government. Fight the Power!

?plus futé que toi? May 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm

The same reason that the religious right didn’t want Plan B made OTC. Lack of rationality.

My sister has HPV (the type to cause cervical cancer, which she has been diagnosed with). The only person that she’s ever had sex with is her husband. I guess if the vaccine was made available 10 years ago she would have been more promiscuous. Whatever.

designer_bunnie May 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I did a whole project on this subject in my Verbal Communications class. Personally, I can’t find anything negative about it, so I’m not sure where the moral dilemma lies. Getting a vaccine for the one that causes cervical cancer isn’t going to cause promiscuity, there are still quite a few incurable STD’s out there.

c_littlechild19 May 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Its because of the conservative people who don’t want change and would rather us woman die of this disease rather than fixing it. There is no way to prove that it will promote promiscuity, it will save a lot women’s lives though, and that should be the only thing that matters. Its just another thing to try and hold women back but I’m sure that we will be seeing that vaccine very soon.

sassy2sloppy May 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I have to say knowing that you carry HPV can be very scary…knowing from experiance…people think if you have it your a sl** or wh***, not true, like you said it can be transmitted through the skin or even with having intercorse once (which happened to me), hopefully they will find a cure so i dont have to worry everytime i go for that examine, every 3 months is getting old, quick

vgkjhbkj May 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

People are ignorant. I will be getting that vaccine when it comes out because my mom has cervical cancer (not from HPV) and of course I want to prevent going through what she does. 1 in 4 people get HPV. It is a very very common virus. When I get that vaccine, it’s not going to change anything. I won’t be whoring myself around. That vaccine could be a great thing, yet people still want to stand in the way.

Kikka May 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I agree, it’s ridiculous that there is so much resistance, but that’s what happens when there anre fundies in office. However, HPV isn’t treated with medication, so I don’t think it’s a pharmaceutical company thing.

Oh, and by the way, there over 60 known strains of HPV. There are types that cause genital warts and those that cause cervical cancer, yes, but anyone who has ever had any type of wart has HPV (you never get rid of a virus).

nicole_d82 May 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I agree. Before the sudden onslaught of the “Tell Someone” television campaign, it seemed no-one new about this virus. I did, because it affects me. When first diagnosed, it was hard to figure out how it had happened. My doctor certainly wasn’t very forthcoming with explanations. I did research online and was SHOCKED to see that it is a common virus that IS transmitted through skin contact. I know what it is like to deal with the cryosurgery’s, and the biopsies, and the almost quarterly pap smears, so if this vaccine will prevent young women from this virus, then it has my full support. I don’t think it will lead to promiscuity, as sexual contact doesn’t have to be the cause of the transmission. I don’t think a vaccine determines promiscuity…there are greater factors in people’s lives that lead to that. I do think this vaccine might have the potential to protect others from a particular cancer, and I just wish they would have developed it sooner.

sway_ii May 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Ok people I am conservative but i fully support this vaccine and i fully supprt Plan B OTC as well. For every subject there are going to be people who dont support it. Thats just the way it goes.

B H May 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

As with any topic related to sex, the religious fanatics, right wingers, and sociologically ignorant instantly yell that it will promote promiscuity and rampant sex. This is the argument against condoms in school, part of the abortion issue, the morning after pill, etc. They seem to believe (and frighteningly seem to be right) that by yelling this, they get their way. They want to force all Americans into this Little-House-on-the-Prairie innocent way of life thinking that by making enough sexual topics taboo and evil, everyone will pick up a bible and think like them.

It’s very scary, and unfortunately with a Congress and President so entrenched in religion, it is very likely that we will not progress with health, awareness, and scientific progress. In fact, in all likelihood, we will regress back into the 1950s and will be left behind in a fast-moving, quickly evolving world.

I will continue to try to vote out our elderly government officials and will ardently support research and scientific advancement of medicine. Good question.

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