T&A, both diagnosed with HPV at varying points in their lives, get to the bottom of why there's so much conflicting information around HPV out there. Expert, Dr. Diane Harper, who has been heard on NPR, Katie Couric, CNN, and other sites, fills us in on the 101 of HPV to the research and why it's important to have regular checkups for healthcare and prevention. How does HPV work? Why is it so common? How can I prevent it? Do the vaccines work? Why don't they test men?! All of your questions are answered in a clear, concise way, thanks to Dr. Harper! We know you'll feel as relieved as we do after listening to this episode.
HPV is a tiny virus that has been with us forever-literally since the time of dinosaurs! (4:15)
It literally bounces around on skin. It does not live in blood or other bodily fluids (5:53)
What are the avenues of transmission for HPV? Hint: it’s not only our sexual organs (06:04)
It’s definitely a survivor. The way it infects the skin cells allows it to hide from the immune system (06:54)
Find relevant links & FULL Show Notes HERE: http://www.tatalksex.com/hpv-should-i-be-afraid-of-it-the-truth-behind-the-std-with-dr-diane-harper-ep-66/
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