HPV: The Quiet Virus That Causes Very Loud Problems

HPV: The Quiet Virus That Causes Very Loud Problems

The following article on HPV is excerpted from an interview with Dr. Lynda Thomas-Mabine, President of the Medical Staff and Chief of the Division of Gynecology at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Thomas-Mabine candidly discusses and separates fact from fiction regarding the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV. Dr. Thomas-Mabine explains that HPV is the acronym […]

Sexually Transmitted Disease: HPV Is the Most Common

Sexually Transmitted Disease: HPV Is the Most Common

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the human papillomavirus (HPV) is more common than any other sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Currently, there are 79 million people in America with HPV and it is estimated another 14 million are infected. HPV virus is so common, according to the CDC, that nearly all […]

Sexually Transmitted Disease in Infants Following Ritual Circumcisions

Sexually Transmitted Disease in Infants Following Ritual Circumcisions

Fourteen New York infants have contracted a sexually transmitted disease, neonatal herpes, two have died and two have suffered brain damage since 2000, following Jewish ritual circumcisions known as metzitzah b’peh, or MBP. In New York there have been three such infections in two years associated with the rite, and in January 2012 New York City established a […]