HPV Vaccine – Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

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There is a lot of controversy surrounding the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine and in specific the Gardasil vaccine. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) says that they have no concerns about the vaccine – so how do they explain any of the following?

In January (2016) The American College of Pediatricians posted on their website a piece called “New Concerns about the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine” in which they voiced their concerns over the HPV vaccine and its links with Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) also known as Premature Menopause. They go on to say that long-term ovarian function was not assessed in either the rat studies or the human trials prior to the vaccine being released so this means that most primary care physicians (GPs) are unaware of the link between the vaccine and POF and therefore will not be reporting missing periods as an adverse effect of the vaccine. They follow this up by saying that the polysorbate 80 in the vaccine was known to be toxic to ovaries in rats and that the aluminium adjuvant used in the vaccine is associated with autoimmune diseases.

It would appear from VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) that the overwhelming majority of reported cases are linked to the Gardasil (HPV4) vaccine. Now in this particular vaccine’s pre-licensure safety trials the placebo that it was trialed against actually was not a placebo at all but contained polysorbate 80 as well as aluminum adjuvant so this is why no discernible differences showed up between the vaccine group and the placebo group. Also the American College of Pediatricians note that the numerous safety studies that have been done have not looked for POF and so have not found it. This begs the question what else have those studies not looked for and not found.

The American College of Pediatricians then contacted Merck (the manufacturers of Gardasil), the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Pratices) and alerted them to their concerns and this is what they got. “A U.S. Government Representative responded that they “will continue to conduct studies and monitor the safety of HPV vaccines. Should the weight of the evidence from VAERS or VSD and other sources indicate a likely causal association between POF and HPV vaccines, appropriate action will be taken in terms of communication and public health response.”” So in other words the manufacturers and the government in America are doing nothing.

Up till recently there were two vaccines for HPV:

  1. Cervarix which is a bivalent (contains two strains of virus) vaccine. The two HPV strains are 16 and 18, which we have been told cause 70% of cervical cancers.
  2. Gardasil which is quadrivalent (contains four strains of virus) vaccine.The four HPV strains are 16, 18, along with 6 and 11 which we have been told cause 90% of genital warts

Now there is a new Gardasil vaccine containing nine strains of HPV – 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58.

What most people do not realize is that there are over 200 strains of HPV. Some of those strains are the cause of the warts that we see often on our hands and feet that can come and go by themselves. Around 40 of those strains are sexually transmitted with around 30 strains capable of causing cancerous changes to the body. Most sexually active people will have one or more HPV’s in their lifetime, mostly they will show no outward signs and most HPV-induced cervical cell changes are transient, and 90% regress spontaneously within 12 to 36 months as the immune system eliminates the virusThe only way to detect cervical cancer is a PAP smear test.

Studies suggest that whether a woman will develop cervical cancer depends on a variety of additional factors as well as her having a high-risk HPV, but that the HPV on its own may not be sufficient for the development of cervical cancer. Smoking appears to be one of highest factors affecting the risk of developing cervical cancer along with long-term use of oral contraceptives.

On the Gardasil vaccine inserts it says that the vaccines have not been tested to see if they cause cancer or cause destruction of DNA. It also says that they have not shown any efficacy in preventing cervical cancer in women between the ages of 27 and 45. Along with these facts the inserts also say that they have no idea what level of antibodies to HPV are necessary to give immunity or, if immunity is given, how long it will last. (See below)

The adverse effects – and remember that they have no idea who these will affect or how many will be affected because these are all effects that have been reported after the vaccine is in use – range from vomiting to death with an horrendous litany of destruction in between (see below).

Recently a peer-reviewed research paper connecting Gardasil to neurological dysfunction and abnormal behaviors which was printed in the journal Vaccine has been removed. Could this have anything to do with the fact that the editor-in-chief of the journal has ties to the maker of Gardasil?

So how can the EMA or the FDA or any doctor possibly say that this vaccine is of benefit? It has not been shown to prevent cancer at all but if you take it you risk never being able to have children and living a debilitating life, some trade off.

 

 

The following are a list of adverse effects listed for both Gardasil vaccines :

Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (destruction of red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (causes excessive bruising and bleeding as immune system destroys platelets which cause clotting), lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes). Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Pulmonary embolus (blood clot in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs). Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, pancreatitis (inflammation of pacreas), vomiting. General disorders and administration site conditions: Asthenia (abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy), chills, death, fatigue, malaise. Immune system disorders: Autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions (life threatening), bronchospasm (causes mild to severe difficulty in breathing), and urticaria (allergic skin rash). Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Arthralgia (joint pain), myalgia (muscle pain). Nervous system disorders: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (sudden, widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.), dizziness, Guillain-Barré syndrome (an acute disorder of the peripheral nerves, often preceded by a respiratory infection, causing weakness and often paralysis of the limbs), headache, motor neuron disease (a wasting disease of motor neurons and muscles), paralysis, seizures, syncope (loss of consciousness due to a decrease in blood flow to the entire brain usually from low blood pressure) (including syncope associated with tonic- 10 clonic movements and other seizure-like activity) sometimes resulting in falling with injury, transverse myelitis (inflammation across spinal cord, causing weakness). Infections and infestations: Cellulitis (bacteria under skin, swelling, redness, pain can lead to septicemia). Vascular disorders: Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in vein).

These are statements on the vaccine inserts:

Gardasil vaccine has not been evaluated for the potential to cause carcinogenicity or genotoxicity (so we do not know whether they cause cancer! Or cause destruction to our cells or DNA!)

Women 27 – 45No statistically significant efficacy was demonstrated for GARDASIL in prevention of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (precancerous) grades 2 and 3 (CIN 2/3), adenocarcinoma (cancer) in situ (AIS) or cervical cancer related to HPV types 16 and 18. (So it did not show any prevention in cancer)

The minimum anti-HPV titer that confers protective efficacy has not been determined (They do not know how many antibodies must be present before there is any immunity conferred against HPV, so they do not even know if the vaccine gives immunity.)

The duration of immunity following a complete schedule of vaccination with GARDASIL has not been established. (They do not know how long vaccine immunity lasts)

 

 

Resources:

New Concerns about the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: American College of Pediatricians – January 2016

Human Papillomavirus and Cervical CancerEileen M. Burd  PMC145302

GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant]: FDA

GARDASIL® 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant): FDA

Blacklisting of Gardasil Studies to Silence the Safety Debate? by Patrice La Vigne: The Vaccine Reaction

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