It turns out that HPV is incredibly easy to catch and YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE SEX, OR SYMPTOMS to get it or pass it on! This is the virus that causes cervical cancer. Apparently, there have been several documented cases of people who have HPV but have never had intercourse.
We’re talking nuns, here people. Of course these virgin nuns could be lying about their virginity, but even if they aren’t, the news is still pretty scary. Shared towels? Under the fingernails? Pubic hair? It’s there. Health Science Report
One study (tiny, mind you) showed that it just takes skin to skin contact to transmit the virus.
What does this mean to you and your kids? It means that their health is at risk. It means that getting your kids vaccinated isn’t about sex, it’s about cancer prevention. I’ve been saying this for a while – and just so you know, this vaccine is safe and giving it to your kids doesn’t give them permission to have sex.
The big question is this – Why isn’t Gardasil using this in their ad campaigns?
It seems that about 80% of all sexually active women will at some point in their lives become infected with HPV. HPV usually goes away – but the infection (and being infectious) lasts about 2 years.
Please get your boys and girls vaccinated! The vaccine is as safe as any other vaccine out there and the pay off is huge. Can you imagine a world with no cervical cancer?