Papillomavirus Research

          25 million infected, CDC blames young women and children

by Jim Bynum

Since the first century writer Celsus accurately described penile warts and associated this condition with intercourse,  it
has been assumed Papillomavirus infection was strictly a sexually transmitted disease spread by women. After 2,000
years and 25 million children and young ladies currently infected in the United States, we really should get over this
sexual racism and get on with science.  Papillomavirus is just one of the 4,000 + environmental viruses that have been
described. Based on a literature review, we still know little or nothing about virus transport in the environment or how
they might mutate in the sewage treatment plants. Authorities don't want to admit  they are exposing our children. The
authorities have known since the 50s that bacteria transfer drug resistant genes in sewage treatment plants.

The American Society of Microbiology ‘s Clinical Microbiology Reviews touches on some important points as we explore
what is known about infectious exposure. “Papillomaviruses are members of the Papovaviridae family, which also
includes polyomavirus and simian vacuolating virus. HPV is a relatively small, nonenveloped virus, 55 nm in diameter.
HPV is very resistant to heat and desiccation, and nonsexual transmission via fomites can also occur, such as by
prolonged exposure to shared contaminated clothing.  An important emerging factor in the development of cervical
neoplasia is the role of HPV variants. HPV variants differ in biological and chemical properties and pathogenicity."

According to Claudia Wallis, Times reporter, in 1986, “One prominent virologist, Dr. William Haseltine of Harvard's Dana-
Farber Cancer Institute, ventures that "at least 25% of human cancers are caused by viruses." Viruses may even initiate
so- called autoimmune diseases by tricking the immune system into attacking its own body tissue.” “The human
papillomavirus (HPV) family is a large one, including 46 types capable of causing everything from common plantar warts
(HPV-1 and 4) to choking growths in the throat (HPV-11) to a bizarre warty rash found almost exclusively on the hands
of butchers and meat handlers (HPV-7). So far, six types of HPV, all responsible for benign genital lesions, have also
been associated with malignant cervical growths. Says Dr. Harald zur Hausen of the German Cancer Research Center
in Heidelberg: "At least 80% of all cervical cancers are linked to papilloma.",8816,962742,00.html

According to J. Cason , The Department of Infectious Diseases, Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Medical and
Dental Schools, King's College, London, UK, “HPV-16 is usually the most predominant cancer-associated type. As a
DNA virus, HPV type 16 has a relatively stable genome that is believed to have co-evolved with its host over the
millennia. Nevertheless, among the "wild" populations of HPV-16 that are circulating, a large number of variants have
been identified, and these may have considerably different pathogenic potentials.”  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.

In 2005, Science Daily reported, Paul Ahlquist, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and “his colleagues
developed a technique by which they could introduce the full HPV genome along with the genes for HPV capsid proteins
into human cells and manipulate them to produce active, infectious viral particles. The resulting technique enables the
scientists to produce over a thousand times more infectious virus per culture dish and takes only two days, he said.”

“The available culture techniques limited the ability to study critical early stages of infection,” said Ahlquist. “We couldn't
pursue a number of experimental approaches because of the small amounts of virus available,” he said. “Also, we were
restricted in genetically manipulating the virus because the available approaches required a fully functional viral
genome to make infectious virus.”

Prior to Ahlquist's discovery, E. coli was the favorite bacteria use to grow variant clone viruses.
As early as 1983, it was reported in EMBO Journal that "A bovine papilloma virus vector with a dominant resistance
marker replicates extrachromosomally in mouse and E. coli cells."

While CDC's PR campaign still focuses on sexual infection, in 1994, the Japanese Journal of Cancer Research reported
the, "Detection and cloning of human papillomavirus DNA associated with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in

According to Roche Health Systems, “Many viruses enter the body via the skin (papillomaviruses) or by contact with
infectious material (measles virus, herpesvirus).”

Papillomavirus is the cause of human warts as well as  cervical, anal, penile and other genital cancers. Since the virus
primarily attacks the male and female genital area,  including the skin of the penis, vulva (area outside the vagina), or
anus, and the linings of the vagina, cervix, or rectum, there is a scientific consensus in the literature that this is a
sexually transmitted disease. However, the term scientific consensus simply means they assume that all young girls, and
boys, who become infected with the Papillomavirus are sexually active. In fact, CDC states it “is a sexually transmitted
disease (STD).”

On the other hand, CDC also states “HPV infection can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered or
protected by a latex condom, as well as in areas that are not covered.” What we have is an equal opportunity Public
Relations Campaign to scare kids away from any type of sexual activity. However, in the process of accusing the
children of sexual misconduct, the real cause of childhood infection may be ignored because CDC does not have the
authority to discuss the exposure issues behind the infections.  Therefore, it is easier to blame the victims than try to
protect them from exposure. I believe the term is Pseudoscience.

In a recently released study on the infectious Papillomavirus, CDC's Dr. Eileen Dunne, says that about  25 million young
girls and women in the United States were infected. Almost 25 percent of young girls between the ages of 14 and 19
were infected. For black women it is worse, about 40 percent of all black women are infected. The implication is that
black women are much more sexual active than white girls, so the states have to protect them all.

In February 2007, Texas Governor Rick Perry bypassed the legislative process and issued a mandate that all girls in
the sixth grade be vaccinated with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine. According to Dr. Steven F. Holtze, the
vaccine only protects against 4 of the 127 strains of HPV at a cost of $360.00 per vaccination.

While Governor Perry claims the mandate is to prevent  these young girls from getting cancer (and I believe that may be
the current solution), there may be more to this story than Governor Perry would like to talk about. You see, Texas has
a long history of using virus and bacterial contaminated sewage effluent (reclaimed water) on public access parks,
school yards, or athletic fields. Texas also uses virus and bacterial contaminated sewage sludge (biosolids) as a soil
amendment for the same purpose. Lets not forget, that the same virus and bacterial contaminated sewage sludge
(biosolids) may be purchased in unlabeled bags as a soil amendment for lawn and garden, or as a potting soil at many
home improvement centers.

What has happened is that everything going down your toilet, as well as hospital waste, and industrial waste products
are transported in the same pipe to the sewage treatment plant.  After the large objects are screened out in the sewage
treatment plant, the remaining sewage mixture of virus and bacterial disease organisms, chemicals and small solids are
separated into two waste streams, sewage effluent (reclaimed water) and sewage sludge (biosolids).  Studies have
shown that both waste streams will contain multi-drug resistant strains of disease organisms, as well as viruses and

At that point the state has two choices for each waste stream, one choice exposes your children. The sewage effluent
may either be disposed of in surface water where it will be diluted and potentially less harmful to the environment or the
state may call it reclaimed water and disposed of it on public access parks, school yards and athletic fields where your
children play. For sewage sludge, the state could require sludge to be dried and disposed of  in a permitted and heavily
regulated landfill, or  the state may call it biosolids after its dried and perhaps some lime is added or perhaps composted
(horticultural and landscape soils and mulches or Dillo Dirt) and then it may be used on public assess parks, school
yards and athletic fields without any type of permit or controls. If lime is added, the pH is raised to 11-12 which creates
chromium 6, some bad stuff that causes cancer. If it is composted, not only will there be virus and  bacteria remaining,
but some deadly fungus will be added to the mixture. Most often Texas uses a third method for heavily contaminated
liquid sludge disposal, it is disposed of on food crop production or grazing land.,0,w

There is no process to sterilize sewage effluent or sludge for beneficial use and up to 1000 coliform are allowed sludge -
biosolids for school yards. Yet, neither the sewage effluent or sludge is tested for viruses. The state uses an EPA  
modified  Public Health Standard test for coliform (a group of bacteria authorities now claim do not cause diseases)
which indicates bacterial sewage contamination. The original and simply 1914 Department of Public Health coliform test
revealed the presence of a group of 12 bacteria that passed through the human gut and left virtually the identical
fingerprint in the lab culture. A coliform (FDA) is composed of 12 human disease causing pathogenic enteric bacteria
original group of fecal bacteria composing a coliform have now mutated into pathogenic human disease causing

According to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, their version of coliforms don't cause disease, nor do they
include any of the above pathogens. They say "Coliform organisms are bacteria commonly found in humans, animals,
and the environment. Their presence in drinking water indicates that conditions in the water system may also support
the existence of other microbes, including pathogens. Pathogens are microbes (germs or “bugs”) that cause disease."

If appears these water quality and biosolids professionals have no idea what they are testing for. They say, "The
different kinds of coliform organisms that are tested for include total coliform, fecal coliform, and E. coli (Escherichia
coli)."  "Coliform bacteria are surrogates, or indicator organisms, for pathogens. That is, they may not cause illness, but
they indicate that conditions are suitable for the existence of other microbes that can cause illness."

Since the Texas coliform test does not reveal the presence of actual disease causing multi-drug resistant bacteria,
viable but nonculturable bacteria, viruses or parasites, the state  really has no idea how much human health damage
could be done to your children after exposure on public access parks, school yards and athletic fields. But the state
does know it would be difficult for you to prove a connection to their illness, or infection by the Papillomavirus, that is
enough for the courts.

Which brings us back to the Papillomavirus and the young ladies sexual habits or lack thereof.  While the scientific
consensus is that the papillomavirus, and other viruses, have a very limited survival time, reality has a habit of raising its
ugly head when least expected to challenge the scientific consensus about it being a sexual transmitted  disease.

As an example, John Hopkins School of Medicine research found, “Although HPV presence in head and neck cancers
has not yet been convincingly tied to specific sexual practices, HPV infection in head and neck cancer patients has been
linked to the number of sexual partners in other studies, according to the researchers. "All of the evidence points to viral
presence preceding disease progression," says Keerti V. Shah, M.D., Dr.P.H., professor of molecular microbiology and

There is another perspective in Clinical Microbiology Reviews, January 2003,
“Papillomaviruses are ubiquitous and have been detected in a wide variety of animals as well as in humans and are
specific for their respective hosts.” “HPVs can infect basal epithelial cells of the skin or inner lining of tissues and are
categorized as cutaneous types or mucosal types. Cutaneous types of HPV are epidermitrophic and target the skin of
the hands and feet. Mucosal types infect the lining of the mouth, throat, respiratory tract, or anogenital epithelium.”
Strains that target the face make skin cancer more likely. Other strains that grow primarily in the lining of the mouth
produce small elevated nodules that can develop into fatal squamous cell cancers. Focal epithelial hyperplasia of the
oral cavity (Heck's disease) is caused predominantly by HPV-13 and tends to regress spontaneously.
Epidermodysplasia veruciformis, a rare genetic disease with HPV-associated warts on the trunk and upper extremities,
can develop into invasive squamous cell carcinomas. Conjunctival papillomas and carcinomas associated with HPV have
been described. Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is primarily a disease of the larynx in young children at a median
age of 3 years but can also occur in adults.

Research published in JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, Nov. 2005,  by HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch1 and
Biostatistics and Data Management Section,2 Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes
of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, stated “Our data suggest that PBMCs [peripheral blood mononuclear cells] may be HPV
carriers and might spread the virus through blood.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a conflicting view on exposure, “Papillomaviruses are extremely resistant to
desiccation and thus can remain infectious for many years. The incubation period of the virus remains unknown, but it is
estimated to be 1-20 weeks. The infection is extremely common among children and young adults between the ages of
12 and 16 who frequent public pools and hot tubs.” However, according to an added editorial comment, “Papillomavirus
is not transmitted via pool or hot tub waters.”

The implication seems to be that these young children are having sex in the pool and hot tubs. Why else would they
include the statement, “Papillomavirus is not transmitted via pool or hot tub waters.”  That may be a scientific
consensus, but it is not a scientific statement. But, then WHO doesn't appear to understand exactly what organisms
cause disease in humans and those that are just indicators of disease causing organisms.

Scientists recently discovered Mary of Aragon (1503-1568),  a Renaissance noblewoman and friend of Michelangelo,
was infected with a Papillomavirus. When the 500 year old DNA fragments were rehydrated and cloned, it confirmed the
presence of the cancer causing HPV 18 virus.

Papillomavirus, it seems, not only survive for hundreds of years, intense heat doesn't destroy them. In Archives of  
Dermatology, 2002, it was reported that “Collected laser plume contained papillomavirus DNA in all tested laser settings.
The viral DNA was most likely encapsulated. Tumors developed at laser plume–inoculated sites [on calves] for all laser
parameter settings. Histological and biochemical analyses revealed that these tumors were infected with the same virus
type as present in the laser plume.”

The conclusion, “Laser plume has been shown, for the first time to our knowledge, to actually transmit disease. Strict
care must be maintained by the laser practitioner to minimize potential health risks, especially when treating viral-
induced lesions or patients with viral disease.”

However, the knowledge of the Papillomavirus aerosols was not new in 2002. In 1993, Gwen A.. Paul applied for a
patent on a Centralized Laser Plume Evacuation System Trough Articulating Arms. Patent #5409511 was issued in
1995. Gwen states in the patent application, “although it is known that at least one virus, Human Papillomavirus DNA
(HPC DNA), a wart virus, does survive the laser surgery procedure, and may pose a health risk if allowed to linger in the
operating room.”  And as for disposal, “The debris, which includes vaporized tissue particles, bone dust, etc., is flushed
out of the tank, through a small garbage pump, and into the sanitary sewer system.”

Mark D. Sobsey, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Sciences and
Engineering and John Scott Meschke, University of Washington, School of Public Health & Community Medicine,
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, point out another way the 4,000 +  viruses such as
Papillomasvirus can make their way into sewage effluent - reclaimed water and sludge - biosolids.

However, they only mention a few virus families such as “
adenoviruses, astroviruses, caliciviruses, papovaviruses
[Polyomavirus and
Papillomasvirus],  parvoviruses, picornaviruses (enteroviruses and hepatitis A virus), and other no
enveloped viruses that can be shed in faeces (and in some cases urine) from infected individuals and can be present in
fecal wastes and fecally contaminated environmental samples. Also fecally shed (or shed from the urinary tract) and
present in faeces and fecally contaminated environmental samples are a variety of enveloped viruses, including
arenaviruses, bunyaviruses, coronaviruses, filoviruses, flaviviruses, herpesviruses, orthomyxoviruses, paramyxoviruses,
pestiviruses, poxviruses, retroviruses, rhabdoviruses, "

They say, "It is notable, however, that zoonotic viruses of humans continue to be discovered or appear to re-emerge as
important human pathogens. Recent among these are the SARS virus (a coronavirus), monkeypox virus (a poxvirus),
and hepatitis E virus, an unclassified virus recently implicated in human hepatitis illness from consumption of raw
venison. The variability and often unknown or poorly characterized and quantified performance characteristics (e.g.,
recovery and detection efficiencies) of the methods is a major source of uncertainty and variability in the available data
on virus occurrence, persistence, survival and fate in fecal material and fecally contaminated environmental samples
and it confounds and limits the ability to understand, interpret and compare these data."

There is not much science yet, they say, "Currently, bacteriophages of fecal waste origin are being used to detect,
characterize and quantify the presence, survival, transport and fate of human and animal viral pathogens in fecally
contaminated environmental media. However, the extent to which they can reliably and quantitatively predict the
presence, survival, transport and fate of different viral pathogens in a variety of environmental media under a range of
environmental conditions is uncertain at this time."