We are about educating the general public when is comes to HPV. We are also trying make HPV cancer strands reportable and get HPV male testing approved.
We are trying to further expand into research about this illness and the impact it has on all of us physically, mentally, and emotionally; and we are trying to provided needed recourses for treatment and prevention.
For more information feel free to contact us and donations are welcomed.
- HPVs ( Human Papillomavirus) are a group of viruses that can affect the skin and mucous membranes of both men and women.
- Certain strands of HPV attack your P53 gene which is responsible for suppressor Tumor.
- There are over 100 strands of HPV, 40 of which are known to be related to cancer and can be sexually transmitted.
- Approximately 20 Million Americans currently have HPV.
- 5.5 Million will contract HPV through sexual contact each year.
- HALF of all sexually active people get genital HPV at some point in their lives.
- No penetration is needed to transmit HPV to your partner.
- Symptoms are not common among most people.
- Strands 6 and 11 of HPV are the most common cause of genital warts in both males and females.
- These same strands of HPV can also cause warts in the throat – a condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis or RRP.
- Blood banks DO NOT screen for HPV
Depending on your age and doctor, you may not be tested automatically for HPV so make sure you specifically ask for the test.
HPV is not a Woman’s problem. It is a woman, man, and child’s problem because it affects all of us in one way or another.
15 out of the 100 strains of HPV (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82) have been labeled as “high-risk” to cause cancer by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (
- Cervical cancer : Almost all cervical by cancer is caused by HPV.
- Vulvar Cancer: 40% are linked to HPV
- Vaginal Cancer: 70% are linked to HPV
- Penile Cancer: 40% are linked to HPV
- Anal Cancer: 85% are linked to HPV
- cancer of the head and neck: 35%
- Mouth and Throat cancer: 45% are linked to HPV and the numbers are rising yearly.
HPV Type 16 & Throat Cancer
- There have been reports of HPV transmission through what is referred to as “deep French kissing.”
- Throat cancer caused by HPV has increased from 0.8 cases per 100,000 people in 1988 to 2.6 per 100,000 people in 2004.
- If this trend continues, by 2020 HPV will be the cause of more throat cancer cases than cervical cancer!
Treatments & Prevention:
- To date there is NO medical treatment available for HPV infections.
- Medical treatment is only available for the following caused by HPV:
Other cancers related to HPV
- Visible genital warts can be removed by the patient his/herself with the medications. They can also be treated by a health care provider.
- Pregnant woman with genital HPV may pass HPV to her baby during delivery.
- Yearly pap smears are vital in diagnosis for cervical cancers and lesions.
- There are two vaccines for prevention against strands 16 and 18, which are the most commonly related to cancer; however, there are a total of over 40 strands of HPV related to cancer.
- There is NO FDA approved testing for men
- HPV is not a reportable illness according to the CDC which means your partner does not have to tell you if they are carriers!
Ignorance is not bliss…
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