True or false: HPV viruses cause cervical cancer

June 23, 8:41 PMVaccines ExaminerNorma Erickson

According to science, HPV viruses are not nearly as frightening as the public has been led to believe. A study conducted in 1996, showed that 93% of women who were infected with an HPV virus showed no sign of having the same virus four menstrual cycles later. Most HPV infections, even those caused by ‘high risk’ strains are transient with normal cytology in sexually active young women.

Even the CDC says, “Most women who become infected with HPV are able to eradicate the virus and suffer no apparent long-term consequences to their health.”

According to science, persistent HPV infection, not the HPV virus itself, is the pivotal promoter in causing precancerous lesions and cancer.

According to science, the development and maintenance of precancerous lesions occurs most frequently in women positive for the same type of HPV virus on repeated testing. In other words, to be at high risk for the development of precancerous lesions you must be infected with the same HPV virus multiple times. It is the persistent infection, not the virus, that puts you at risk for cervical cancer.

According to one of Merck’s own clinical trials, if you currently have either HPV 16 or HPV 18 virus present in your body prior to Gardasil injection, you could face up to a 44.6% greater risk of developing high-grade precancerous lesions in the cervix.

Advertisements would have you believe you run the risk of cancer every time you come in contact with a ‘high risk’ strain of HPV virus.

Advertisements would have you believe HPV vaccines assure you will be one less victim of cervical cancer.

Prior to approval of either HPV vaccine, medical professionals sponsored by vaccine manufacturers launched a campaign to ‘educate’ people regarding the risks of HPV infections, despite the fact that most HPV infections clear on their own.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.