Condoms, condoms, condoms...

I just watched an ad. It was the first ad I have ever seen of its kind.

It was an ad on something called "HPV" - or the Human Papilloma Virus.

It's the #1 STD out there.... You heard right, not AIDs or any other STD.

The ad encourages people to get tested. Not once is it ever mentioned that it is a sexually transmitted disease... Or that condoms do nothing to prevent it's transmission.

Don't believe me? Let's ask the CDC:
"At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives...
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"...HPV infection can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered or protected by a latex condom, as well as in areas that are not covered. While the effect of condoms in preventing HPV infection is unknown, condom use has been associated with a lower rate of cervical cancer, an HPV-associated disease."

These ads won't tell anyone these facts. But if the statistics hold out, this generation that is the most sexually active ever, will almost certainly see a dramatic rise in degenerating health effects to do STDs.

I find it slightly unerving that the CDC would still decide to mention that a decrease in cervical cancer is associated with increased condom usage. You see HPV can cause cervical cancer in women. A study showing a decrease in cervical cancer rates with condom usage does nothing to change the simple fact of what they said before: condomns don't provide a magical boundary to HPV. The security of condoms that is always advertised is a lie.

Let's see people explain that one away.

2 comments:

  1. This is true, and not only that but if a woman contracts cervical cancer there is a 5% chance that it was NOT caused by HPV, resulting in 4000 deaths a year in the United States. It is also the #2 cause of cancer death in women after breast cancer. The infection rate of HPV is 26 times that of AIDS and
    . A few years ago the US government tried pushing condom companies to put a warning on condom boxes stating that it doesn't protect against the #1 STD and #1 cause of cervical cancer, however, the Gynecological Society convinced the government not to force this because apparantly, women have no self-control and would continue to have sex but just resort to unprotected sex causing an increase in STD's all together. But who cares if women die right? So long as they're having fun while they're alive . . .

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  2. What's worse is that the ad used the language that HPV causes "cervical cancer for some women..."

    Sure, some women means the #1 cause of cervical cancer for women I guess...

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