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Against Cervical Cancer: Why the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccines Are Ineffective and Unsafe

Updated on December 16, 2013

For failure to address the true causes of cancer vaccines against them are ineffective

About 2% of sexually active women afflicted with human papilloma virus when untreated may have pre-cancerous cells that may lead to cervical cancer.

Those belonging to 2% class are the targets of vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix to protect.

However, the risks of side effects from Gardasil and Cervarix are much more than the risk from affliction with cancer.

This was the gist of the presentation of Dr. Diane Harper, chief developer of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made this revelation at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination held in Restion, Virginia on October 2 through 4, 2009 (Internet.December 14,2013)

The side effects are Guillan Barre Syndrome (paralysis), blood clots, seizures, lupus, and brain inflammation.

“Dr. Harper, the vaccine developer, claimed that she was speaking out, so that she might finally be able to sleep at night” (same source as above).

Dr. Harper said that “... cervical cancer risk in the the U.S. is already extremely low, and that vaccinations are unlikely to have any effect upon the rate of cervical cancer in the United States....”

Gardasil and Cervarix are marketed targeting girls of 9 years old. The trials were done on 15- year-old girls.

Why ineffective?

Dr. Harper clarified that 98% of women who had HPV clear themselve of virus infection. “But in those cases where it doesn’t, and isn’t treated, it can lead to pre-cancerous cells which may develop into cervical cancer.” Dr. Harper herself questioned the safety and effectiveness of Gardasil and Cervarix. That is, she turned her back to the executives of the pharmaceutical company that developed and marketed Gardasil (Merck) and Cervarix. Some 15,037 girls reported adverse side effect of Gardasil alone. Some 44 had been reported to have died from these vaccines.

A vaccine falls under the germ theory of disease. That is, disease is caused by germs, or microbes like bacteria, fungus, and virus. Vaccines are known to prevent infection with these microbes like the Salk vaccine protecting against the poliovirus that causes polio.

However, cancer is not caused by microbes. If this were so why is it that those who have been afflicted with virus contract cancer?

Cancer is caused by free radicals and their derivatives. How does infection with virus convert into cancer? The mechanism goes as follows:

The immune system protects the cells from virus attack. The macrophages, a member of the immune system, shoot the virus and inflamed cells with the free radicals. These are free radicals produced by the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). However, the macrophages also hit healthy cells around the inflamed cells. The DNA of healthy cells so hit mutate. This mutation leads to tumor then cancer.

There are other nitric oxides, free radicals, that do not do this kind of harm, like those produced by eNOS and nNOS. eNOS is endothelium nitric oxide synthase that produces the nitric oxide that dilates arteries. This nitric oxide is like those produced by nitroglycerin (Isordil, Imdur) that is used to remedy angina or prevent heart attack. nNOS is neuron nitric oxide synthase that produces another nitric oxide that also dilates arteries.

Free radicals and derivatives

A free radical is an atom or molecule or fragment of molecule with at least one free unpaired electron. For example, superoxide. It consists of two atoms of oxygen with one unpaired electron. An example of free radical derivative is hydrogen peroxide.

The unpaired electron is unstable and grabs another electron from another molecule to stabilize itself. In so grabbing it causes injury to a molecule. If that injury is inflicted on a heredity material like DNA, that injury leads to mutation. Mutation results in tumor or cancer.

Conventional medicine ignores free radicals and their derivatives as causes of disease.

Such snobbery is the reason for the failure of several research conducted to come up with treatment or cure for cancer.


Even though conventional medicine snubs free radicals, it is using them in chemotherapy.

A chemo drug like Adriamycin produces a lot of free radicals (Sharma, H. Freedom from Disease. 1993). Chemo drugs usually produce the free radical, singlet oxygen. Free radicals and derivatives kill cancerous cells.

A singlet oxygen consists of two atoms of oxygen with two unpaired electrons in its outermost orbital. An orbital is the path of electron around the nucleus. These two unpaired electrons spin in opposite directions.

A singlet oxygen is usually produced by the energy of ultraviolet rays from the sun. This energy affects the two unpaired electrons of molecular oxygen that spin around the nucleus in parallel direction. That energy causes one unpaired electron to reverse its direction resulting in singlet oxygen.

The formation of singlet oxygen can be countered by carotene from colored food like carrot. Carotene absorbs the heat that otherwise would be absorbed by one unpaired electron of the molecular oxygen.

Conventional medicine would not tell about free radicals involved in chemotherapy. It would only tell about fast growing cells being killed like blood cells, stomach cells and hair follicles. Chemo tries hard to target only cancerous cells but healthy cells around cancerous cells are also hit. That is why chemo also causes tumor or cancer in healthy cells overdosed by chemo.

I have another Hub explaining an alternative method of curing cancer, gene therapy. I have several Hubs on ways to prevent cancer.

Wrong target

Gardasil or Cervarix are not designed for the HP virus, rather for the cancer they are thought to cause.

However, Gardasil or Cervarix are not effective against cervical cancer either because virus do not cause cancer.

Therefore, Gardasil or Cervarix are not effective either against HPV or cervical cancer.

Worse, they have side effects; sometimes resulting in death of those who had been vaccinated.

In one way, there is still room to thank Dr. Harper for helping to bury the controversial, ineffective, unsafe and expensive Gardasil and Cervarix.


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    conradofontanilla 3 years ago from Philippines


    It is not science but profits and politics that goad the recommendation of having HPV vaccine. My latest post on HPV vaccine is I retitled it to "Evasion of issues regarding Gardasil (HPV vaccine): cause of side effects found? You can also find a link above, in Discover more Hubs.

    Thank you for stopping by and giving a link to another Hub on HPV vaccine.

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    Leah Kennedy-Jangraw 3 years ago from Massachusetts

    I had not yet heard about the dangerous side effects of these vaccines, thank you for sharing this information. In reading your article just now I came across this article-

    It might be of interest to your previous commenters.

    I think the statistics don't lie, if 98% of HPV cases go away on their own /do not lead to cervical cancer and there are serious risk factors associated with getting this vaccine then why is it strongly recommended for young women to get it?

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    conradofontanilla 4 years ago from Philippines

    There is one pharmaceutical company that developed and marketed Vioxx, a painkiller. It had sold to over 2 million consumers, reported in Internet. To start with, its scientists already doubted its safety but despite that the executives marketed it. The complaints from consumers were ignored. In its own research it found out that consumers suffered stroke and heart attack when they took the painkiller for 18 months continuously. It withdrew Vioxx in 2004. Some 27,000 lawsuits were filed against the company that spent about $4.8 billion to settle, however, it was even less than its profit in one year out of Vioxx. You can search the internet on this, where I read these pieces of information. You will be surprised of more discoveries.

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    Cynthia Lyerly 4 years ago from Georgia

    .You have definitely piqued my curiosity. I read the snopes article and want to read more. Thanks for writing this hub!

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    conradofontanilla 4 years ago from Philippines

    A pleasant surprise that this Snopes thing has been advised to another Hub reader. I see that this is the official line being followed and that one hand is directing its postings. I will prepare a response to it as it might deserve a grain of salt.

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    Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

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    conradofontanilla 4 years ago from Philippines

    My girl sara,

    You will have your eyes full because this topic is all over the internet. I only supplied the explanation why Gardasil and Cervarix are not effective. Observations or outcomes show that they are not safe. I congratulate you for having resisted the ganging up by doctors and peers and the marketing pitch. Thanks.

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    Cynthia Lyerly 4 years ago from Georgia

    Is this true? How come I've never heard any of this before? Our family has opted out of the HPV vaccine for personal reasons. Every time we go to the pediatrician I get the lecture. Only the Christian doctor understands. I do worry about my kids getting it. Need to do some more research on this topic. Voted up.