Saturday, December 4, 2010

Help Fight HPV

When I received an invitation about Look Who's Talking the night before the event, I did not think twice about saying yes. As a woman, I felt that this topic needs to be spread widely in the web. Many people are not aware about this HPV, its common cause and misconception about this virus. Yesterday, after listening to the script reading session and information shared by Jennifer T. Co, M.D FPOGS, I became more aware of HPV.

What is HPV?

Cervical Cancer is caused by a virus. This common and highly infectious virus is the HVP.

Approximately, 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV. Another 6 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives.

What is genital HPV infection?

Genital human papillomavirus (also called HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. These HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it.
More about HVP, its cause, prevention and treatment can be found here.

Although HPV is associated with some of head and neck cancers, most of these cancers are related to smoking and heavy drinking. Visit

A special script reading session and bloggers forum on the risks, threats and and prevention of genital warts were the highlights of the event.

Of course I didn't let the chance pass by without striking a pose with with Boys Night Out Magic 89.9 DJs Slick Rick, Sam YG and Tony Toni. These guys were excellent enough to play their roles in the script. Two thumbs up!
Photo credit: Professional Photographer Nykko Santos

With Staff of MSD (

As a woman, it is just and my great concern to help spread the word. Prevention is better than treatment, right? So prevent the diseases to spread right now. Tips on how to manage or prevent include Abstinence, Doctor Consultation and Improve Immunity.

For more information, please visit their website and Help Fight HPV. Be well, share this to a friend!

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