Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
(or at least his dad does)
(again that's a kirk effort but you know)
before he said it
Also by doing so you will now also realise I've been sleeping with other women.
Nice one, Mike!
Pretty much everyone will contract HPV at some point in their life. One strain of HPV is cold sores.
Also, he apparently had a sex addiction so got it from someone there rather than CZJ.
Cold sores are HSV.
Apparently they are a very happy, loved up couple behind the scenes (according to people I know who've worked with her), it's a shame they've had their share of misfortune.
Whilst everyone else has to go to an NHS mental hospital.
I imagine it's the media shorthand for 'residential period of treatment and therapy'. I don't really have an issue with her choosing and paying for her treatment how she likes, unless you mean there shouldn't be any form of private healthcare available?
(I'm so sorry)
going at it like a thirsty bloodhound
that's a fact.
It's just not the cure.
I just missed out on the Black Death innoculation when I was in primary school
there's now even less change of women getting some tongue-in-groove action.
''I'm not going down there, love: it might kill me''
That was tongue and groove.
Lack of downstairs tongue action was a major gripe of several contributors to an article entitled How Happy Are You In Bed?
Having HPV =/= having genital warts
Type of HPV that causes genital warts is not the type of HPV that causes cancer
educate them, darwindude! without abusing them, preferably
Also, most people are dense anyway.
is definitely the best way to help bring them round to your point of view
a tried and tested formula
But hes right. I was way out of line here in asking if people are dense. Big step back for HPB awareness thanks to me in that comment.
There I go again
the whole HPV thing is a massive area of confusion and misinformation - and that's just amongst GPs.
Some sources claim there are 10 types of HPV, some 200, some thousands. Some claim you can get rid of an HPV infection entirely, then you're immune. Some claim it lies dormant forever.
It's really fucking scary that a transmittable virus causes cancer though.
possibly because the link between HPV and cervical cancer (i think?) is more established? dunno. i only heard about HPV even existing for the first time last year, and it's not like i live in a cave or anything.
anything that gets information out there in such a way that people absorb it is good
And jade goody contracting cervical cancer. I guess it's a shame that despite high profile cases like that we're still largely ignorant especially of the public health aspect.
I had a smear test when I was 20 so kinda found out all about it. Also my friend did a masters researching the potential impact of the vaccine.
http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4431285#r7534232 (sorry to self link)
I am missing something? I can only see one reference to warts in this thread and that was a glib attempt at humour.
i'm as confused about it as most people, but i did read that the chances are slim because to go from HPV to oral cancer a lot of things have to go wrong. it has to be right strain to begin with, and then it actually has to transfer to the mouth of the other person, and then the [science word here] has to turn into cancer before the body destroys it (which it usually does)
that could be complete shit for all i know. like the_ravens said above, really confusing when you try to research it.
then we'd have heard a lot more about it.
Partly because of better epidemiological understanding (if that's the right way of putting it / what a mouthful) but mostly due to more people doing more oral with more people.
The last half century (yes, we're getting on 50 years on from the summer of love) has seen an explosion (ooh) in sexual activity of this nature, and coupled (wahey) with the conception (WAHEY) that oral sex is safe(r) sex we are going to hear even more in the coming (YEAH) years.
HPV research is pretty much cutting edge as this sort of thing goes, but my understanding is that mostly the research is in the link with cervical cancer. HPV is a very contagious set of viruses and so the catching of it is almost guaranteed; they cause verrucas and warts too (albeit different strains). They are also quite often beaten off (ngggh) by your immune system, so you can get infected and your body can get rid of it, although the specifics of this are contested. HPV is responsible for cancers of the anus and the penis too.
With respect to cervical cancer I don't think anyone yet has ironed out why some HPV infections of the correct strains (numbers 18 or 20 I think) go on to cancer and some get pushed back. The general progression is HPV infection of the cervix causing changes to some of the cells in the cervix. When these changes become severe enough they start to be classified as carcinoma in situ which if left untreated will (most likely) end up being cancer within 20 years. However the changes to the cells can go back to normal if they're not too serious, which is why ladies don't get smear tests every 6 months on the NHS. The changes can also occur more rapidly, so missing your smear is not a very sensible thing to do.
I think that's enough now
that's how you educate, darwindude.