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Re: “One Less

I can not agree more w/ mooflyfoof. I am very disappointed in this story. It is a scare tactic. It is not fact but only a speculation. It is going to cause more harm then good. It does cover the other side briefly, but the negative side of it is so horrifying that it will scare people into not getting the vaccine. How sad. Not one person was interviewed that had no side affects. Perhaps the "Scare America" tactic has now bled onto our alternative papers to help them gain attention. How pathetic. State the facts, do it fairly, don't scare the crap out of people.

What's next a cover on Britney Spears???

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Posted by Anonymous on 02/06/2008 at 3:17 PM

Re: “One Less

I am a 31 year old female. I was diagnosed w/ HPV at the early age of 15 years old. The strain I had was one of the ones that causes cervical cancer. NOT the one that casues gential warts I have gone through Leep (sp) procedures twice which scrapes the legions off your cervix. I have gone through the freezing of the cervix about twice. I also have had cervical laser surgery - all due to this virus. Not to mention the many biopsies I have had performed where they actually remove a very small chunk of your cervix. It has been an on and off battle for 15 years. It has been horrible, heartbreaking, scary , and stressful. You try watching a needle about 6 - 8 inches long be inserted into your vagina to reach your cervix. It's not fun.

When my WONDERFUL and amazing Dr. called me and told me that there was a chance that the Gardasil vaccine could possibly help fight the virus so it would never return, I jumped at the chance. I forked out the $400 or so out of my own pocket because for some reason my insurance company would not insure me past 26 or 27 years old. It made no sense because over the 15 years my insurance company had forked out thousands of dollars for this problem that I aquired from my first sexual partner. All they had to do was pay another $400 and possibly the problem would go away.

So last year I began my series of shots. I do not take birth control pills. I have NOT and never did experienced any of the symptoms the other girls described in the article. I had NO side affects. NO problems what so ever! Now let me also explain that I also am not a weenie about needles. I have had 2 back surgeries and sometimes I wonder if I have been a human pin cushion. I drink occasionally, but I do not smoke nicotine. After my 3 shots, I had another papsmear and HPV test. My doctor called me and told me that my body did not show any signs of the virus . It was GONE! Now I don't know if it was my body or the vaccine that helped w/ this virus being gone. Maybe even both. But let me tell you I cried , literally cried w/ relief the day she called. The virus was gone! And I now had a protection against it and most likely will not have to undergo anymore horrific treatment in the future. Saving me stress and my Health Insurance money.

I don't know what is causing these woman to get blood clots and die. It is very disturbing to me. Maybe it is a relation to the birth control pill and the vaccine. Or maybe they are just a victim of the side affects from the birth control pill. Who knows how the healthy 12 year old died. Is it really due to this vaccine? I don't know...but I'll tell you what. I'd do it again. I would get the vaccine all over again even after reading this article. I urdge all women to still get it. I will have my daughter get it and maybe even my son too...because yes, I have read the men can get this vaccine!!!

Talk to your doctors. Weigh the risk to the benefits. Do more research ..... but don't be scared to possibly get something that in the long run could save your life. If there was a vaccine against HIV/AIDS, but there was a chance you could get a blood clot and die would that stop you from getting the vaccine?

Posted by Anonymous on 02/06/2008 at 9:46 AM

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