Talk:HPV vaccine

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This is an import from CP. There was quite a vigorous discussion there, as Ashfly threw around baseless accusations.--PalMD-yada yada 21:50, 18 June 2007 (CDT)

"A study published February 28, 2007 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) [4] disclosed that about 3% of women are infected in their lifetime by the particular types of HPV (Types 6, 11, 16, 18) targeted by the vaccine." This is inaccurate, and makes the same mistake as Conservapedia.

The JAMA article looked at PREVALENCE of infection, not lifetime INCIDENCE. HPV types 6,11,16 and 18 were identified in 3.4% at the time of the study. Most HPV infections resolve spontaneously after a period of months or years. The lifetime incidence is much, much greater than the numbers who have the infection at any one time. --Snout 20:21, 25 April 2008 (EDT)

MSM going against vaccine now?[edit]

This story came up in last night's CBS Evening News. It was the story of one girl who got very sick after getting this vaccine, but I doubt that it's reflective of the general effects given that it cites the National Vaccine Information Center, which I've heard advances the "vaccine/autism" rumors.

I've seen "liberal media" outlets being skeptical of the vaccine now, such as ABC World News and Telegraph. Thoughts? --AP 13:32, 7 February 2009 (EST)

Updating article[edit]

Most of these references are out of date- with the CDC now recommending the vaccine for boys, we ought to bring it up to date. DogP (talk) 05:38, 26 October 2012 (UTC)