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HPV vaccine now recommended for
those through age 45

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Posted By: zoidberg, 6/27/2019 10:41:11 AM

A federal public health advisory panel said Wednesday that people through age 45 could benefit from getting an HPV vaccine and should discuss the possibility with their doctors. The recommendation, which came during a two-day meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, could expand the pool of people whose insurance providers may cover the HPV vaccine. It was developed to prevent cancer caused by the human papillomavirus, which is typically transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex. The vaccine is currently recommended for preteen girls and boys to protect them before exposure to

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Reply 1 - Posted by: snakeoil 6/27/2019 10:57:35 AM (No. 107992)
Thank goodness I'm over that age. Am tired of my docs approaching with needles for everything under the sun.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 6/27/2019 12:47:03 PM (No. 108102)
This is a serious one, too. The pap smear is a really not very good test. A good friend, cellular research professor, worked up and tested a DNA based HPV test in the 90s, had it all ready to go for final use in screening. $50 test. Way, WAY better than pap smear. But, at that point there was a ridiculous patent on a key part of the DNA replication cycle (thermal bacteria extract) and the jerk holding the patent was just holding it, blocking use, not licensing. So the test collapsed, could not go commercial, my friend changed universities, the group of docs and researchers was broken up, and that was the end of that. A real life saver lost. I haven't looked, perhaps it has been replicated by now, 25+ years later, since the patents have lapsed, but how many have died because their cervical cancer was missed by a pap smear misread? In any case, if you have ever had multiple sex partners or your one solo partner may have, you are at risk for this potentially deadly STD. And pap smears alone are not fully reliable, unfortunately.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine 6/27/2019 8:10:44 PM (No. 108408)
# 2 - Thank you so much for this information. I've long suspected the medical community sold it's soul to the pharmaceutical companies. Everything I read and hear only reinforces this.
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