Obama Admin Finally Admits Abstinence is the Best Way to Avoid Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2015)

When it comes to self-control, the government has a hard enough time practicing it — let alone promoting it! That’s why last week’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was so important. After years of burying its head in the sand and throwing billions of dollars at an STD problem it helped create, the government finally admitted what … common sense made abundantly clear: abstinence and monogamy are the only ways to avoid disease. In its 2015 “Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines,” a two-word change made all the difference. Five years ago, the CDC used to say abstinence and monogamy were “a reliable way to avoid disease.” As of last Friday, the agency agrees it’s “the most reliable way”. [ http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/05/federal-government-shifts-now-says-monogamy-abstinence-most-reliable-protections-against-stds/ ] That may not seem like a radical edit to most people, but in this administration, moral purity is as foreign a concept as political transparency. For years, FRC and other groups have fought the spread — not just of infection and disease — but of the mentality that sexual liberalism should be promoted in schools, prioritized in health care, and paid for by taxpayers. As a result, the government is spending $16 billion a year cleaning up the mess it helped make with the “if-it-feels-good-do-it” approach. With more than 20 million new cases of STDs cropping up every year, America’s biggest health crisis may be the one nobody’s talking about. A monster strain of gonorrhea is spreading, and experts say it might be worse than AIDS. That explosion, along with the spike in chlamydia infections, syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis, and herpes is panicking the medical community,...

HPV Vaccines Do Not Cover Most Common HPV Types in Black Women (4/2014)

Vaccines Do Not Cover Most Common HPV Types in Black Women Advice to Clinicians: Look Beyond HPV 16 and HPV 18 October 28, 2013, Nick Mulcahy, The HPV subtypes that are most common in black women in the United States are not targeted by the currently available vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, according to new research. The findings suggest that current HPV vaccination will be less beneficial for black women in the US than for their white counterparts, said study coauthor Catherine Hoyo, PhD, MPH, of Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina. She spoke at a press briefing today [28 Oct 2013] at the annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, in National Harbor, Maryland. The meeting is sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research. “The approved cervical cancer vaccines are effective but may not be effective for everyone,” said Paul Limburg, MD, from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, who moderated the press briefing. He was not involved with the study. Persistent infection with HPV 16 and/or HPV 18 accounts for about 70% of all cervical cancers, said Dr. Hoyo. These are the subtypes targeted by Gardasil and Cervarix. Gardasil also targets HPV 6 and HPV 11. Some black women in the new study did, in fact, have infections with HPV 16 and/or HPV 18. But much less often — their rate was about half of that of white women. “Since African-American women don’t seem to be getting the same subtypes of HPV with the same frequency, the vaccines aren’t helping all women equally,” said study coauthor Adriana Vidal, PhD, in a press statement. She is...

2014: STDs / STIs / HIV

Medical Institute for Sexual Health Package for Parents … Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance – How Did the US Population Fare in 2012? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the report Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance, 2012,1 an annual update of sexually transmitted disease (STD) statistics and trends in the US. This report includes the rates and trends of STD data in the US through 2012. Chlamydia continues to be the most commonly reported bacterial STD in the US with 1.4 million new cases [annually]. In the last two decades, rates of chlamydia infection have increased significantly. Most of this increase have been attributed to improved screening and diagnostic tests. However, a true increase in infection prevalence is probably responsible for part of the rise as well. It is important to note that chlamydia infection does not cause symptoms in most people, and many infections are never diagnosed or reported. Young people aged 15-24 years continue to have the highest rate of this infection accounting for 70% of all new cases of chlamydia in 2012.1 Certain racial/ethnic groups continue to be disproportionately affected by this infection, with rates among blacks and Hispanics being about 7 times and 2 times the rate of chlamydia infection in non-Hispanic whites, respectively. Gonorrhea, the second most commonly reported bacterial STD in the US also recorded more new cases in 2012. Rates of gonorrhea infection have shown a steady but sustained increase every year since 2009. This was after rates had fallen remarkably for over two decades. Unfortunately, there now seems to be an emerging resurgence of this infection which may be...

Increasing Rates of Anal Cancer Due Mainly to ‘HIV-Positive MSM’ (NJM, Oct2013)

Increasing Rates of Anal Cancer Due Mainly to ‘HIV-Positive MSM’: Study A new study has found a correlation between increasing rates of anal cancer in all Western countries and increasing rates of receptive anal intercourse among HIV-positive MSM. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam launched the study after becoming concerned by the 2.2 percent increase per year in anal cancer rates across Western countries. Their report, titled “The Increasing Incidence of Anal Cancer: Can it be Explained by Tends in Risk Groups?” was released this month in the Netherlands Journal of Medicine. It found that while smoking, having an HPV infection, or being an organ transplant recipient were associated with an increased risk of anal cancer, those who engaged in “receptive anal intercourse” and were “HIV-positive” had the "highest risk."  Researchers concluded that the “increasing incidence of anal cancer can be partially explained by an increase in the incidence rate in and absolute number of the most important risk group: HIV-positive MSM.” In the Netherlands, for example, data showed that the incidence of anal cancer was found to have doubled in the last decade. Researchers found that while anal cancer remained “relatively rare” in the general population, it accounted for a “significant burden” of disease in risk groups such as MSM. Further data showing that “HIV-infected MSM […] have the highest risk for anal cancer” and that individuals were joining this risk group at an increasing rate every year (the number of HIV-positive MSM in the Dutch population increased by 51.7 per cent from 2007 to 2011), allowed researchers to connect the dots.     “Since HIV-positive MSM have a...

August 2011 – October 2010: Vaccines

OLD BUT INTERESTING: Ireland Reports 64 Cases of "Adverse Reactions" to HPV Vaccine OLD BUT INTERESTING: Other Reports Related to the HPV Vaccine (many links) OLD BUT INTERESTING: Tetanus Vaccine Being Linked Future Abortions (1995) OLD BUT INTERESTING: Anti Pregnancy Vaccine – Tetanus Toxoid (1995) OLD BUT INTERESTING: The 1990 Workshop on Pertussis Vaccination / Tetanus OLD BUT INTERESTING: Are New Vaccines Laced with Birth-Control Drugs? (1995) NEW! AHRP Leads Opposition to Proposed Anthrax Vaccine Trial in Children NEW! Problems in Rwanda with HPV Vaccine 16 New Deaths Tied to Gardasil: Judicial Watch — Records Document 3,589 Adverse Reactions Related to Gardasil between May 2009 and September 2010, Including 213 Cases Resulting in Permanent Disability National, State, and Local Area Vaccination Coverage among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2009HPV GARDASIL & CERVARIX: India Halts HPV Vaccine Trial After Six Girls Die, U.S. Does Nothing in Response to 67 Deaths and Counting NEW! Commentary: A Mother's Experience With Vaccinations Two Videos on HPV Vaccines Tell Parents to Avoid Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award… Ireland Reports 64 Cases of "Adverse Reactions" to HPV Vaccine http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ireland-reports-64-cases-of-adverse-reactions-to-hpv-vaccine/ A report by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has shown that a vaccination program using Gardasil, the drug created to combat Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease, has resulted in 64 cases of “adverse reactions,” including cardiac and allergic reactions and seizures. The figures are leading some in Ireland to accuse the IMB is not showing due consideration for the health of young people vaccinated with the drug. According to the IMB report, starting in May this year...