Re: HIV is a crisis on earth, March 31, 2005 issue. Yes, I agree. HIV is a crisis.
Re: HIV is a crisis on earth, March 31, 2005 issue
Yes, I agree. HIV is a crisis.
However, the greater crisis is HPV (Human Papilloma
Virus). It is a sexually-transmitted disease (STD) that is transmitted
by skin-to-skin contact. Intercourse is not necessary in order to
contract this disease. HPV is a viral STD for which there is no cure.
It affects women more than men. Less than 1 percent of the nation is
affected by HIV, but over 90 percent of our nation is affected by HPV.
Yet, 90 percent of all research monies under the federal government go
Over 5.5 million people will contract HPV this year
– and that is only in America! Also, 99.7 percent of all cervical
cancer is caused by HPV. Over 5,000 American women will die this year
from cervical cancer. More women die each year from HPV/cervical cancer
than all people who die from HIV/AIDS.
Seventy million Americans (one out of every four)
already have a viral, incurable STD. Forty-five million of those are
cases of herpes, but 25 million of those are cases with HPV.
We teach this information to children in the seventh and eighth grades using The Governor’s Program on Abstinence.
Bruce McGee, Pastor
Columbia Heights Baptist Church