Friday, August 3, 2007

HPV: Not always sexually transmitted?

Check this out...HPV has been discovered under men's fingernails . Is this really any surprise? Men sometimes have disgusting hand hygiene...there's probably a lot more than just HPV under those fingernails! Ewwwwwww!

Seriously though, check out the post on this cuz it's going to throw another wrench in the HPV vaccination works. First you had the deaths related to HPV and undiagnosed cardiac problems and now this. But maybe the men have it because...well, I hate to be vulgar...they are putting their fingers in certain places - namely women's vaginas. Is this going to be like a carrier state maybe? Interesting stuff and well worth keeping an eye on.

My oldest daughter is only 7...so I still have some time to sit and watch how this unfolds. Initially I was excited about the possibility but then the cardiac + HPV deaths freaked me out a bit. With the strong history of heart problems in my husband's side of the family I am not real keen on it anymore. We shall see...

For more info on HPV and the vaccination go to the CDC website .

4 comments:

AtYourCervix said...

Yet another reason why I, at this point, would not vaccinate my daughter.

BillyBob said...

I happened across this interesting article at discover magazine wanted to share it with you. There is an interesting link to another article about the vaccine if you click on the second link down. Yea for you getting
your Rx priveliges!
Bobby(not billybob)

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/your-body-is-a-planet

Labor Nurse said...

I am so not surprised by what is found under anyone's fingernails!

Ciarin said...

Bobby, thanks for the link. I liked the cool pics on the first one...