Study Links Virus to Rare Cancer In Heterosexual Men

Jim Burroway

July 8th, 2008

There’s a headline you don’t see every day. This is almost the mirror image of the study which sparked the MRSA panic last January: A virus that had been causing cancer in women and gay men has been found in straight men in pretty high numbers. It’s just one small study though, just like the one that inspired worldwide headlines of a new killer superbug threatening homosexual men. So where’s the panic this time? After all, HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases out there.

Paging Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber

Trevor

July 8th, 2008

Heh, I brought up this study on ChristianForums.com months ago. You should have heard the excuses and conniption fits from the hets.

Ephilei

July 8th, 2008

Those dirty heteros! They’ll kill us all.

[make sarcasm explicit at the risk of being misquoted]

Suricou Raven

July 8th, 2008

HPV was in the religious places months ago – two drugs companies have produced (independantly) vaccines for it. Very good vaccines, from what numbers I hear. The religious organisations were getting very upset by the idea of a vaccine for an STI, for reasons I don’t need to go into in detail here. I am sure all those reading can work out the reasons and the excuses used to cover the reasons.

It was HPV that first got me interested in religious-political debate, when I read an article in which a representative of the FRC was quoted saying that vaccinating someone against HPV was ‘potentially harmful’ because it would encourage premarital sex.

Drowssap

July 8th, 2008

The article is spot on. I’ve read a lot of articles on this and HPV and many other viruses cause all sorts of cancer.

Boston Globe: Contagious cancers

Bonus Article:
Slate: Why do we focus on the least important causes of cancer?

NaturallyGay

July 9th, 2008

I’ve worked in health care related fields, and I’ve heard talk about making HPV vaccines available, and possibly mandatory, for men. HPV has been shown to cause anal, penile, and oral/throat cancers in men, and not just homosexual men. I expect that it is only a matter of time before everyone is getting an HPV vaccine.

I’ve heard complaints about side effects from the currently available vaccine, but I have not yet heard anything that definitively links these effects to actual vaccine. The problems could just be coincidental.

Suricou Raven

July 10th, 2008

Some information on the safety concerns (ie, they are made up for political reasons),
http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2008/07/08/cnn-spreads-hpv-vaccination-doubts/

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