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Gardasil -- Real stories from Real people


Gardasil -- Real stories from Real people plus a surprise ending
Cynthia A. Janak
December 13, 2007

Today I am going to give you real stories from real people about their experiences with the dangerous wonder drug Gardasil. The reason that I am doing this is because I can give you all the data that I can find but reading actual accounts will help in making the decision to vaccinate or not. Here are some of them because they are too numerous to use them all.

These are taken from the website

Comment by Kerry

2007-03-30 17:42:11

Today I recieved my 2nd Gardasil shot. I am 18 years old. After the injection, I sat around for 10 minutes to make sure no breakout occured on my arm. Once the nurse told me I could leave, I walked to make my next appointment for the shot, and as the receptionist was talking to me my vision became darker and darker and I could not hear anything. I ended up fainting and bumping my head on the floor pretty hard, as well as getting a nice big scratch on my arm. I woke up and there were nurses all around me giving me juice and crackers. Has anybody else heard of situations like this with the vaccine? I was only passed out for a few seconds, but still very very scary.

Comment by Tiffany

2007-10-11 09:17:50

I just got my Gardasil shot today, and I NEVER have problems with shots. I have never passed out because of shots or seeing blood, or anything like that. This time, however, I got the Gardasil shot and hit the floor HARD. I felt fine after the shot for about a minute, and even told the nurse "that wasn't so bad!" Then I got paint in my arm, and my muscles tightened. Before I knew it, I was waking up to doctor's calling my name. Not sure what happened!

Comment by Katie

2007-04-16 19:34:54

I've always been good with shots — I actually don't mind watching them go into my arm or seeing my blood drawn or anything. In fact, when I got my shots for Kindgarden I didn't cry, and the nurse said I was the first kid that age she'd ever had that didn't cry. My first shot of Gardasil was the only shot I've ever received that actually made me cry. It was injected in a closet supply room (where they keep the vaccines. Weird, I know). As I was talking to my doctor later I felt as if I was going to faint. I didn't actually faint, but I wobbled around for about five minutes. It was really scary, and I think it disproves the "people only faint because they're apprehensive about shots" theory. Sure, I'd rather be getting a painful shot than cervical cancer or genital warts, but the Gardasil shot is not fun.

2007-12-08 16:18:19

I know you prob. don't come on this page anymore since you wrote in May...but just incase...did your headache ever go away? I got my first injection a month ago and I've had a headache for the past 3 weeks every day which is destroying my quality of life.

Comment by Lisa

2007-10-05 19:12:23

My daughter had the three shots, the third being over 3 months ago. She still has a lump and increasing pain in her arm. We are now considering surgery, after having mri and other tests. Has anyone else had this problem, and had it resolve!! If I could do it all over again, I WOULD NOT have her have these shots.

Comment by Stephanie

2007-06-20 18:47:30

I have only received one out of the three shots. I am only two weeks away from getting the second. I didn't realize it until a day ago but a have a large lump in my arm close to where the shot was given to me. The only thing I can think of that it would be is this shot. Now I am very worried, the nurse also told me everyone has told her the 2nd shot hurts the worst. I have had piercings and tattoos but this really bothers me to think about. The first one burned alot, I don't look forward to it. My lump also feels a bit warm, but it could just be because I keep feeling it to see if it's gone. Anyone else have a bump 1 1/2 months later?

Comment by Nancy

2007-10-19 12:39:18

My daughter is 23 got the 2nd shot on 8/8/07 and has had a terrible reaction to the shot. One week after the shot all of her lymph nodes were swollen. She could not open her mouth, her right arm was retracted.

We went to the hospital 3 days in a row before any one would agree that she experienced an adverse reaction to the shot. She has tingling in her right fingers off and on. She has to take Valium and Percocetts so she can open her mouth and function. Her voice is very high pitched when she first wakes up. This has been happening for 2 weeks. We are going to an ENT, rhumatologist and a nueruologist in the next month.

It's been 2.5 months and she is no better.

Comment by GiGi

2007-07-13 07:24:19


I'm 16 and so far I've received 2/3 shots.

The first one didn't hurt but I hate doctors so I kinda had a hysteria attack and couldn't stop laughing, and the second one was ok I guess, the liquid to me felt cold but it felt like it was burning.

Anyways, it's been about three weeks now since I got the second shot, and I have this knot under my skin from where the shot was... it hurts and I can't put much strain on my arm for a long time... It's beginning to worry me.

Is that normal?

Comment by Elizabeth

2007-09-09 10:25:14

After having no problems with the first shot, I got the second shot about a month ago. The needle did not hurt, but the liquid going into my arm was really painful. My arm was really sore so I iced it and took Advil for a week. It has now been a month and my arm still really hurts. I have been back to the doctor twice and they tell me to keep icing it and taking Advil, but there is nothing else they can do. I cant sleep on the left side of my body or use my left arm to lift anything. I have no idea how long this will go on. I am dreading getting the third shot. Has anyone else had this problem?

Comment by andrea f

2007-09-12 08:34:43

hey!!! my name is andrea and i am 20 years old. i recieved my first gardasil injection about 2 days ago and my arm is still sore. my mom is making me and my little sister who is 16 take all three doses of the painful injections.

i went to the gyno on monday and i knew i was going to get it. my sister was already on her second dose and she said it made her arm hurt so bad. but i am good with pain so i thought oh well whatever.

the nurse already seemed like she didnt know what she was doing, so i was a little scared. but she pricked me with the needle and i thought ok this isnt so bad. and then she told me " ok im going to put the medicine in now....." and i thought ok have at it i dont care... and WOW the pain i felt was insane. it only lasted for three seconds thats why i WILL be getting the other three injections but if im sorry the shot IS painful.... it feels like someone is piercing through your muscle with fire and even after a day it was still swollen and red.. and i got little bumps on the site where they gave me a shot. and it hurt bad. my mom put a warm rag on my arm for a while and it helped with the pain and i took some advil.

honestly the pain is worth it. i rather have all three shots than get cancer and die. the pain is only for like 3 seconds but it really knocks the wind out of you. but YOU WILL BE FINE... ok?? i just hope that from reading all these stories i dont get a lump on my arm or something...

i got it on my right arm but i think i will be getting it on the other arm next time in november when my next appt for the injection is. its still sooo sore. but worth it!!!

i would def reccomend it.

and i never once passed out. i passed out once in my life from an injection and that was one on my butt. this was painful as hell but nothing too crazy.

go for it!!!!

Comment by Alison

2007-09-12 13:17:32

I am 26 and have had the first Gardasil shot on my obgyn's recommendation. Yes, it hurt pretty badly and I can still feel the shot location a month later. Other than the pain and slight swelling, I did not have any side effects.

My main concern now though, is the effect on my future fertility. I had to have my right ovary removed several years ago so am very concerned about my ability to become pregnant in the future. I can't seem to find any information on whether Gardasil has any effects on fertility. One blog that I read said that the aluminum ingredient in the shot can have a negative effect on fertility, but I'm not sure what to believe. Any input?

Also, are there any negative side effects to having only one shot and not completing the entire course? I really don't think I want to get the next two.

Comment by Kate

2007-09-19 12:49:02

My mother made me get this shot.

The first one was awful. I have never felt such pain from any vaccination before. No one likes getting stuff poked into them, but the year before I entered college I received 5 shots at my checkup and none of them were as bad as Gardasil. I had intense pain in the injection site for about 2 weeks after receiving it.

My second shot was so bad my body temperature rose, I had the most massive headache I have ever felt, blacked out and then fainted. After that shot I had severe pain in my arm for 2 months.

I am refusing to get the 3rd shot.

I've been doing a lot of research on this lately and it does not seem worth it to me when they do no even know how long this will last. There are no long-term case studies to find out how effective it will be. If you are not having unprotected sex right now then what is the problem?

(Note: These accounts have not been edited for any spelling or grammatical errors. They have been taken as is from the website.)

I have used this site in a previous article. It seems that the reactions to this vaccine just keep pouring in. It seems that the most common long-term side effect is the injection site pain. One of the postings mentioned the possibility of surgery to remove the painful lump. Some of the posts mention how this pain has hampered their ability to do normal tasks like pulling up their pants or raising their arm.

One of the concerns mentioned was about fertility. I did my due diligence and wanted to see if there was anything reported. Once again, unfortunately, this is what I found.

The website is Vaccination Information Service, located in Australia. Here is an excerpt from an article called "Cervical Cancer Vaccine" "A vaccine that is claimed to prevent cancer is causing damage that is a precursor to cancer?" written by Bronwyn Hancock 20 August 2007

Naturopath and Iridologist Michael Blake, of Natures Cure Pty Ltd in Dandenong, Melbourne (web site is very concerned at what he has seen in the irises of four girls recently and his conscience will not allow him to stay silent.

In the area of the iris that corresponds to the uterus, in three of the girls he saw tissue damage, and in the fourth he saw drug residue. In each of the four cases, on reporting back to the patient what he was observing, he was informed that the girl had recently received the cervical cancer vaccine. All were virgins.

Tissue damage in the uterus is what he sees in women who have had such things as abortions and prolapses, and can be a precursor to cancer. It can also cause infertility — as it can prevent the embryo from being able to hold on to the uterus wall. It also often results in lack of sensitivity with sexual intercourse, pain, discomfort and/or frequent discharges.

Note that it has already been observed that one of the ingredients in the vaccine, polysorbate 80, has been observed to cause infertility in mice. Add to that borax, which is used to kill ants, add neurotoxic immune system sensitizer aluminium hydroxyphosphate, and directly inject all of that and any viral material (which is not proven to be in a harmless form) past the very important natural lines of defense in the immune system, then what do you think we are asking for, trouble or protection? I can't tell you what to do — you must figure it out for yourself.

When I read the above excerpt that states borax, I had an OH MY GOD experience. What if borax is an ingredient in this vaccine??? I had to find out immediately. What I found out made me absolutely, positively, completely disgusted, angry, sick and totally felt misguided, lied to, taken advantage of by all the powers that are trying to push this awful, dangerous, hazardous vaccine with their treacherous, deceitful, double-crossing of the female population of the world.

In my first article dated February 6, 2007, I listed the ingredients of this vaccine.

The ingredients of Gardasil.

Each 0.5-mL dose of the vaccine contains approximately 225 mcg of aluminum (as amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate adjuvant), 9.56 mg of sodium chloride, 0.78 mg of L-histidine, 50 mcg of polysorbate 80, 35 mcg of sodium borate, and water for injection. The product does not contain a preservative or antibiotics.

I have highlighted sodium borate. This is borax people. We are putting a cleaning agent into our children. OH MY DEAR GOD!!!!!!! This is what Wikipedia has to say about sodium borate.

Borax (from Persian burah[1][2]), also called sodium borate, or sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid. It is usually a white powder consisting of soft colorless crystals that dissolve easily in water.

Borax has a wide variety of uses. It is a component of many detergents, cosmetics, and enamel glazes. It is also used to make buffer solutions in biochemistry, as a fire retardant, as an anti-fungal compound for fiberglass, as an insecticide, as a flux in metallurgy, and as a precursor for other boron compounds.


A mixture of borax and ammonium chloride is used as a flux when welding iron and steel. It lowers the melting point of the unwanted iron oxide (scale), allowing it to run off. Borax is also used mixed with water as a flux when soldering jewelry metals such as gold or silver. It allows the molten solder to flow evenly over the joint in question. Borax is also a good flux for 'pre-tinning' tungsten with zinc — making the tungsten soft-solderable.[4]

Food additive

Borax is used as a food additive in some countries with the E number E285, but is banned in the United States. Its use is similar to salt, and it appears in French and Iranian caviar.

Other uses

      component of detergents
      ingredient in enamel glazes
      component of glass, pottery, and ceramics
      fire retardant
      anti-fungal compound for fiberglass and cellulose insulation
      insecticide to kill ants and fleas
      precursor for sodium perborate monohydrate that is used in detergents, as well as for boric acid and other borates
      treatment for thrush in horses' hooves
      used to make indelible ink for dip pens by dissolving shellac into heated borax


Boric acid, sodium borate, and sodium perborate are estimated to have a lethal dose (LD50) from 0.1 to 0.5 g/kg in humans[verification needed][5]. These substances are toxic to all cells, and have a slow excretion rate through the kidneys. Kidney toxicity is the greatest, with liver fatty degeneration, cerebral edema, and gastroenteritis. A reassessment of boric acid/borax by the United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs found potential developmental toxicity (especially effects on the testes).[6] Boric acid solutions used as an eye wash or on abraded skin are known to be especially toxic to infants, especially after repeated use because of its slow elimination rate.[7]

Our government funded FDA is allowing us to inject our children with a substance that has been banned in the United States of America as a food additive. What is the difference between eating something which is ingesting it or injecting it into our blood stream? NOTHING!!!!

Because of this new finding I am demanding that Gardasil be removed from the shelf of every doctor's office, clinic, etc. I am also demanding that charges be brought up against Merck for creating a public health hazard, totally damaging the public trust, assault and murder. I choose murder because of the 11 young people that have died.

I have to end this article now because I am too upset to continue.

May your God bless you and you are in my prayers.

Gardasil Researcher Drops A Bombshell
Harper: Controversal Drug Will Do Little To Reduce Cervical Cancer Rates

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, said the controversial drugs will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates and, even though they’re being recommended for girls as young as nine, there have been no efficacy trials in children under the age of 15.

Dr. Harper, director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the University of Missouri, made these remarks during an address at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2-4. Although her talk was intended to promote the vaccine, participants said they came away convinced the vaccine should not be received.

“I came away from the talk with the perception that the risk of adverse side effects is so much greater than the risk of cervical cancer, I couldn’t help but question why we need the vaccine at all,” said Joan Robinson, Assistant Editor at the Population Research Institute.

Dr. Harper began her remarks by explaining that 70 percent of all HPV infections resolve themselves without treatment within a year. Within two years, the number climbs to 90 percent. Of the remaining 10 percent of HPV infections, only half will develop into cervical cancer, which leaves little need for the vaccine.

She went on to surprise the audience by stating that the incidence of cervical cancer in the U.S. is already so low that “even if we get the vaccine and continue PAP screening, we will not lower the rate of cervical cancer in the US.”

There will be no decrease in cervical cancer until at least 70 percent of the population is vaccinated, and even then, the decrease will be minimal.

Apparently, conventional treatment and preventative measures are already cutting the cervical cancer rate by four percent a year. At this rate, in 60 years, there will be a 91.4 percent decline just with current treatment. Even if 70 percent of women get the shot and required boosters over the same time period, which is highly unlikely, Harper says Gardasil still could not claim to do as much as traditional care is already doing.

Dr. Harper, who also serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization, further undercut the case for mass vaccination by saying that “four out of five women with cervical cancer are in developing countries.”

Ms. Robinson said she could not help but wonder, “If this is the case, then why vaccinate at all? But from the murmurs of the doctors in the audience, it was apparent that the same thought was occurring to them.”

However, at this point, Dr. Harper dropped an even bigger bombshell on the audience when she announced that, “There have been no efficacy trials in girls under 15 years.”

Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, studied only a small group of girls under 16 who had been vaccinated, but did not follow them long enough to conclude sufficient presence of effective HPV antibodies.

This is not the first time Dr. Harper revealed the fact that Merck never tested Gardasil for safety in young girls. During a 2007 interview with KPC, she said giving the vaccine to girls as young as 11 years-old “is a great big public health experiment.”

At the time, which was at the height of Merck’s controversial drive to have the vaccine mandated in schools, Dr. Harper remained steadfastly opposed to the idea and said she had been trying for months to convince major television and print media about her concerns, “but no one will print it.”

“It is silly to mandate vaccination of 11 to 12 year old girls,” she said at the time. “There also is not enough evidence gathered on side effects to know that safety is not an issue.”

When asked why she was speaking out, she said: “I want to be able to sleep with myself when I go to bed at night.”


Since the drug’s introduction in 2006, the public has been learning many of these facts the hard way. To date, 15,037 girls have officially reported adverse side effects from Gardasil to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). These adverse reactions include Guilliane Barre, lupus, seizures, paralysis, blood clots, brain inflammation and many others. The CDC acknowledges that there have been 44 reported deaths.

Dr. Harper also participated in the research on Glaxo-Smith-Kline’s version of the drug, Cervarix, currently in use in the UK but not yet approved here. Since the government began administering the vaccine to school-aged girls last year, more than 2,000 patients reported some kind of adverse reaction including nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, convulsions, seizures and hyperventilation. Several reported multiple reactions, with 4,602 suspected side-effects recorded in total. The most tragic case involved a 14 year-old girl who dropped dead in the corridor of her school an hour after receiving the vaccination.

The outspoken researcher also weighed in last month on a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that raised questions about the safety of the vaccine, saying bluntly: "The rate of serious adverse events is greater than the incidence rate of cervical cancer."

Ms. Robinson said she respects Dr. Harper’s candor. “I think she’s a scientist, a researcher, and she’s genuine enough a scientist to be open about the risks. I respect that in her.”

However, she failed to make the case for Gardasil. “For me, it was hard to resist the conclusion that Gardasil does almost nothing for the health of American women.”


--- Quote ---Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, said the controversial drugs will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates and, even though they’re being recommended for girls as young as nine, there have been no efficacy trials in children under the age of 15.

Dr. Harper, director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the University of Missouri, made these remarks during an address at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2-4. Although her talk was intended to promote the vaccine, participants said they came away convinced the vaccine should not be received.

--- End quote ---


  Dr. Diane Harper, the lead researcher in the development of 2 vaccines--Gardasil and Cervarix

  She says they will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates

  She still recommends them for girls as young as 9

  Even though there have been NO EFFICACY TRIALS IN CHILDREN UNDER 15--This is maddening


  Her talk was intended to promote the vaccine (Reston, Va)

  Participants came away convinced that the vaccine should not be administered

Here' what else happened at Reston, VA  between October 2nd and 4th, 2009

National Vaccine Information Center Launches Research Fund To Study Health And Vaccination

At the Oct. 2-4, 2009 Fourth International Public Conference on Vaccination sponsored by the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center in Reston, VA, 700 citizens from 44 states and 11 nations raised more than $100,000 to launch an international scientific research fundraising campaign to investigate health differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated children and identify those at risk for suffering vaccine injury.

NVIC's Children's Fund for Hope, Health and Healing will initially raise funds to create data collection systems and conduct small preliminary studies with a longer term goal of conducting a large 10-year clinical study. NVIC will also raise funds nationally to strengthen informed consent protections in U.S. vaccine laws and support health care workers seeking to protect their right to make informed, voluntary vaccination decisions.

"The people are taking back vaccine science from the institutions which have failed us," said NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher. "We are not going to wait any longer for government and industry to answer the big question of whether one-size-fits-all vaccine policies using multiple vaccines during the past quarter century have contributed to the unexplained chronic disease and disability epidemic among our children. It is critical that independent researchers from multiple scientific disciplines act now to evaluate and protect the biological integrity of our children."

"Show Us the Science and Give Us The Choice" was the theme of NVIC's historic fourth international conference, which featured more than 40 scientists, doctors, constitutional and regulatory law experts, journalists, ethicists and consumer advocates speaking about the science, policy, law, ethics, and economics of vaccination. The international fund raising campaign launched by conference attendees is a collaborative effort by non-medical parents and grandparents joining with nurses, doctors and allied health professionals to raise independent funding for scientific research to answer outstanding questions about vaccine safety.

Vicky Debold, PhD, RN, who teaches health research methods at George Mason University and has served as NVIC's Director of Patient Safety for three years, has been appointed Scientific Research Director for NVIC's Children's Fund for Hope, Health and Healing. She is assembling a steering committee of health research experts.

"We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to understand why so many healthy infants and children are regressing after vaccination and becoming chronically ill," said Dr. Debold, who is the consumer member of the FDA Vaccines & Biological Products Advisory Committee. "We owe it to our children to act now and not wait any longer for the institutions responsible for ensuring the safety of vaccines and vaccine policies to do the job."

NVIC also appointed Dawn Richardson, co-founder and president of Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education (PROVE) as NVIC's Director of State Advocacy. Ms. Richardson led the seven-year effort in Texas to successfully obtain conscientious belief exemption to vaccination in 2003. She will head NVIC's grassroots advocacy education programs to secure informed consent protections in vaccine laws and prevent job discrimination of health care workers exercising informed consent to vaccination.

"There is too much abuse of executive power taking place at the state level when it comes to mandatory vaccination," said Ms. Richardson, who supported grassroots and Texas legislature opposition to Governor Rick Perry's 2007 Executive Order to vaccinate all sixth grade girls with Gardasil vaccine. "Parents and health care workers should have the right to make informed, voluntary vaccination choices and we are going to help them do that."

Today, 1 in every 6 American child is learning disabled, 1 in 9 is asthmatic, 1 in 100 develops autism, 1 in 450 is diabetic and millions more suffer with seizures, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, bi-polar disorder and other chronic illnesses that are dramatically increasing among children. NVIC's scientific research program will evaluate health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals; identify potential high risk factors for adverse responses to vaccination; and investigate the biological mechanisms for vaccine injury and death.

National Vaccine Information Center

  Alex's efforts are working.  These people (in the last article) are on the right track.

These were the speakers at the conference mentioned above and their bios.  Gary Null was one of the speakers--He is anti-vaccine.  Dr. Mercola was also there.  Dr. Diane Harper is the evil doer.  The article is too long to be put on at Prison Planet Forum.  Sorry

The 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination

Here is Harper's Bio (from the article).   Alex should get her on his show to EXPOSE HER as an evil doer.


Diane M. Harper completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts, in the fields of Chemical Engineering and Polymerics.  She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, where she also did residencies in Ob/Gyn and Family Medicine.  Early in her academic career, she received the American Cancer Society Cancer Control Career Development Award, which allowed her to attend Stanford University, studying Medical Decision Making/Cost Effectiveness Analysis as part of her Master’s of Public Health thesis.  She developed and directed the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in which work on all aspects of HPV associated diseases, specifically cervical cancer prevention was conducted during her tenure at Dartmouth Medical School.

Dr. Harper has been a local director, in both Missouri and New Hampshire, of the CDC’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. She has also served as an active member of the American Cancer Society as a Board Member of the National Home Office Advisory Group on Gynecology and the National Home Office Advisory Board for Primary Care. Dr. Harper has participated in the national guideline meetings to discuss the implications of HPV on women’s cervical health over the past 10 years.  It is from these three major guidelines that all the professional societies, ACOG, AAFP, AAP, etc., have developed their society-specific guidelines for cervical cancer screening.

Dr. Harper is the leading international expert on HPV vaccines having worked with both Merck and GSK to develop Gardasil and Cervarix in phase II and phase III trials.  She has published the sentinel work on both vaccines and is an on call consultant to WHO for HPV vaccine policy in developing countries.  She serves as an international grant reviewer for the UK and for the EU Research Councils.  She has been instrumental in guiding the course of HPV vaccination around the world.

Dr. Harper serves as the Journal Editor for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology; is on the editorial board for the Journal of Family Medicine and the International Journal of Surgery.  She serves as a journal referee for The Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Cancer: Interdisciplinary International Journal of the American Cancer Society, and The Annals of Internal Medicine, among others.  She has published over 90 original hypothesis-testing articles in such peer-reviewed journals as The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Annals of Family Medicine, as well as others for the popular press.

Dr. Harper’s research interests include women’s health issues with specific emphasis on HPV associated diseases: the prevention, screening, immunology, early diagnosis, treatment and communication of these areas.  She has received numerous regional and national teaching awards over the past 20 years.  She has received best research of the year awards from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award to explore the quality-of-life issues related to abnormal Pap tests and the diagnostic work-up engendered.  In addition, she has been honored as one of the nation’s top clinicians in her field, Physician of the Year in New Hampshire in 2006 and one of the 10 most influential women in the USA in 2007 by Prevention Magazine. Dr. Harper represents the accomplished three pronged academician; teacher, researcher and clinician.


Of course Alex and his staff are way ahead of me.

Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, said the controversial drugs will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates and, even though they’re being recommended for girls as young as nine, there have been no efficacy trials in children under the age of 15.
Dr. Harper, director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the University of Missouri, made these remarks during an address at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2-4. Although her talk was intended to promote the vaccine, participants said they came away convinced the vaccine should not be received.
“I came away from the talk with the perception that the risk of adverse side effects is so much greater than the risk of cervical cancer, I couldn’t help but question why we need the vaccine at all,” said Joan Robinson, Assistant Editor at the Population Research Institute.


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