Re: [GYCA] My views to Muge points
Jan 27th, 2011 - 17:23:27
Again ME! :))
Thanks alot for all of your contribution! All my concern is our lovely
members to get wrongly informed about really important issues.
I will just touch some important issues:
1) You cannot contract and/or transmit cervical cancer! The only thing you
can contract or transmit is HPV which is the wart virus but it does not mean
that you will have the cancer even though most of the cervical cancers are
due to HPV but has other risk factors as well. I have lots of patients at
the moment, some of them have HPV, but do not have cancer or have only warts
or have really low grade cancer that we treat. The suggestion would be for
women (over 30) to do screening (PAP-Smear) once a year, and MSM to do
screening (Anal smear) once a year as well. For girls (12-23 yo) to have the
HPV vaccine unless they are sexually active.
2) Triple Therapy article: I am sorry but it is totally wrongly interpreted,
its just confusing.. See what it says: The results of the study (and others)
were the basis of a 2009 decision by the WHO to revise its international
guidelines for anti-retroviral use by pregnant and breast-feeding women. The
agency now recommends maternal triple prophylaxis. This is totally WRONG
since triple therapy is already recommended for pregnant women! And the
article starts with explaining therapy given to children and ends with
therapy given to mothers!
I guess its better to check the information before sending it to the server
since there are some people who are not medically qualified and I am
unfortunately unable to correct them all.
Muge Cevik,MD, MSc STIs and HIV
Regional Focal Point for Western Europe
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS
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On 27 January 2011 14:50, Adeyemo Gabriel wrote:
> Thanks alot Muge for your enormous contribution and shedding more lights on
> these articles.
> On the issue of Male Circumcision May Help Protect Sexual Partners Against
> Cervical Cancer, it is never a misinterpretation of facts at all. If you
> read the subject line very well, it says, Male Circumcision may help protect
> sexual partners from contracting cervical cancer and not in the way you have
> stated that is PREVENTS cervical cancer.
> The words are different and have various meaning.Remember that having HPV
> results to 85% of getting this cancer and the scientist here is not trying
> to improve promotional ads.
> In the United States each year there are more than 6.2 million new HPV
> infections in both men and women, according to the CDC, of which 10 percent
> will go on to develop persistent dysplasia or cervical cancer. That is why
> HPV is known as the "common cold" of the sexually transmitted infection
> world. It is very common and affects roughly 80% of all sexually active
> people, whether they have symptoms or not.
> I won't want to argue our various points here on the listserv but i think
> we can tackle things out by emailing ourselves.
> Another point that Basheer has made on Muslim women back condoms for HIV
> prevention....., I'm not the source nor researcher involve in the work and i
> am not a muslim as well to have known what the holy quran says about HIV
> prevention option. All i did was discovered that the article will be good
> for the public to read and then i posted it. We need to understand the holy
> quran very well before tackling issues such as this one which mean i am not
> going to accept your comment "There is no limitation about condom use in
> Islam at all"
> On your third note about; Three-drug ART reduces HIV transmission risk, the
> article has not been misinterpreted in any form. Your explanations is
> absolutely correct and it depends on the individual that has read the
> article. If the person is medically inclined, then he/she has no problem
> misinterpreting the article. but otherwise, for the sake of our fellow
> advocate who are not 100% science inclined, they might have some itch
> understanding articles like these.
> This is the reason why i limit myself from sending some scientific articles
> to GYCA listserv cos i fear some of our people here might not understand the
> message passed across to them and it will hurt me alot.
> I really appreciate your contribution anytime like this cos it takes me
> back to my textbooks and wants to find out more. Please keep them coming
> Thanks alot folks
> Many Thanks
> Yours' in Prevention Science
> Adeyemo Damilare Gabriel
> Regional Focal Point - West Africa
> Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AID
> +234-80-6798-7317 | gabriel (at) gyca.org
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