This article is not meant to be for medical advice. It is my personal experience with the rare virus known as Tropical Spastic Paraparesis. Although, I do include informative sights and videos, I am not a medical professional
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Information & Studies
There are few clinical studies on this disease. They are located on NINDS (The National Institure of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:
World Map with Percentage of Prevalance of HTLV-1
Currently there are no videos in English. This is for those who understand Spanish
Sexually Transmitted - Be Safe - Be Smart
Not all victims experience the depth of symptoms I have. Predisposed due to a gene, a leading virologist from Johns Hopkins said to me, "It's simply bad luck."
Many victims dont' even know they are carriers. A woman can pass this on to her baby through breast-feeding without even realizing it.
Always, always, take precautions when having sex. And always make sure you get blood tests before you marry, whether they are required or not in your state.
Another helpful video in Spanish
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