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Very informative article on HPV 
16th-Mar-2007 12:00 pm
Sexually transmitted HPV remains mystery
Nearly every working day, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor encounters anxious young women who come to her New York City office with an HPV diagnosis. The human papillomavirus is the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases — so common that researchers estimate most people will have some form of it in their lifetime. Young adults are especially at risk because they tend to be the most sexually active group.

And yet Poynor finds that most of her young patients — even if they've heard of a new vaccine aimed at preventing the worst kinds of HPV — know little about the virus and the harm it can do.

Many women find themselves scrambling to understand HPV after a routine Pap smear determines they have it. And that, Poynor and others say, creates angst that could be avoided with more education.

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16th-Mar-2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this article. One of my Coven members found out last year that she has HPV. She is also precancerous and only 19. she is 4 months pregnant, and though she had wished to wait on having a child (she was on birthcontrol and got sick...her antibiotics rendered them useless), she is actually glad now because she was told that she will probably have to have a hysterectomy in the next two years. she was also told she would not get pregnant, so this is indeed a blessing in disguise. I will be printing this up for her as she is getting involved within the community to help educate the teens on HPV. thanks again for this article hon.

love, vesta
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