Gardasil Causes Severe Genital Warts in a 19 Year Old Virgin
The teenager was initially diagnosed by her General Practitioner who noted that she was a non-smoker and had no other health concerns at the time. In addition, it was noted that the woman had “completed a full course of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine prior to her sexual debut.”
Tests for HIV and syphilis were negative. Most interesting is that the woman’s titers for hepatitis B antibodies were also negative despite her recent completion of three doses of hepatitis B vaccination.
Full vaccination with HPV (Gardasil) and Hepatits B completely and utterly failed for this otherwise healthy woman.
Even worse, Gardasil triggered the lifelong and embarrassing burden of genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease which can never be completely cured and which she had contracted without ever having been sexually active.
The woman had to undergo weekly cryotherapy (freezing) treatments just to manage the numerous warty lesions with slow improvement. She had difficulty tolerating topical treatments.
Another outbreak of genital warts a few months after the initial vaccine induced infection revealed that she had suffered recurrent ear infections as a child and was currently suffering from mild bowel problems. She had also been recently admitted to the hospital for pneumonia.
At that point, she was referred to an immunologist, who diagnosed her with Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) and started on a four times a week dose of intravenous immunoglobulin. Six months later, the teen reported feeling much better but was still suffering persistent genital warts.
Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is a form of immunodeficiency that can occur at any time of life. The disorder is characterized by recurrent infections, autoimmunity and allergic disorders. Malignancy can occur in severe cases.
Recurrent infections, autoimmunity and allergic disorders? Sounds like the majority of young people today!
Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, claims that the HPV vaccine has been proven to be highly effective at preventing type 6 and 11 genital wart infection. Researchers aren’t so sure, however, and emphasized the importance of consideration of an underlying immunological condition if a patient presents in this manner.
Dr. Kelly Brogan MD recommends the following nutritional support as a safer and better alternative to HPV immunization with Gardasil with its long list of serious side effects and now, risk for lifelong infection with genital warts.
- Vitamin A– Topical application of retinoic acid or preformed vitamin A has been shown, in a randomized trial , to promote regression in 43% of CINII. High retinol foods include animal meats (notably liver) and eggs.
- Folate — Methylated folate or l-methylfolate in a dose about 1mg daily (but ranging from 400mcg-5mg). This is best accompanied by B6, B2, B1, and B12.
- Indole 3 Carbinol — This is a phytochemical in cruciferous vegetables which enhances beneficial metabolism of estrogen. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, both 200mg and 400mg daily resulted in regression of CINII at 12 weeks in roughly half the cases relative to none of the placebo arm.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
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