Human Papilloma Virus. Basic biology, infection, and psychological effects. What is HPV?. Papillomaviruses are small, approximately 52-55nm in diameter. They are non-enveloped, icosahedra particles. This shape is made up of 12 pentameric and 60 hexameric capsomers arranged on a T=7 lattice.
Basic biology, infection, and psychological effects.
SEM image of a Human Papilloma
Virus and a computer model
showing the structure of the virus.
Many of the HPV genomes have been
sequenced and have a genetic organization
similar to that of HPV-16, one of the
complex and not
because it has at
least seven promoters, exhibits many
patterns, and has an unknown link to cell
In high-risk HPV strains 16,18,31,39,45 and 59:
In 1995 a study by the International Biological Study on
Cervical Cancer more than 1,000 specimens of invasive
cervical cancer were tested for the presence of HPV via a
polymerase chain reaction-based assay and found that:
A 2005 study entitled “Sensitive detection of Human Papillomavirus in cervical, head/neck, and schistosomiasis-associated bladder malignancies” found that:
In the August issue of The Journal of Virology Johns Hopkins Medical Institute published a paper entitled “Development of a DNA Vaccine Targeting Human Papillomavirus Type 16 Oncoprotien E6.” In it they liked DNA encoding CRT to an 10-mer E6 peptide, in varying combinations. They then vaccinated and boosted groups of mice with pcDNA3-E6, pcDNA3-CRT, pcDNA3-CRT/E6, or pcDNA3-CRT/mt E6. One week after the last vaccination they inserted 50,000TC-1 tumor cells subcutaniously.
In addition to the above results being shown in vivo, the presence
of E6-specific CD8+T cells was demonstrated, and deemed
necessary for an appropriate anti-TC-1 tumor response.
In addition, work is being done on a live oral
adenovirus vaccine in which a series of
recombinants are constructed that express the
major capsid protein of HPV. Preliminary
studies on oral vaccination with VLPs
composed of recombinant HPV-L1 shows a
complete prevention against persistent
Meditation may ease anxiety.
Drink plenty of water.
Avoid doing things that might compromise your system – drug/alcohol use, sleep deprivation, or exposure to sick people.
Do not have unprotected sexual contact, even with long term partners – you could be re-infecting each other.
Wash your hands regularly.
Get plenty of fresh air.
DO NOT SMOKE!
Sleep as much as you can stand to.
Relax via deep breathing: I suggest breathing in and out eight counts each while imagining the virus particles in your body being expelled or washed away by the power of the breath. It sounds funny I know, but just try it, okay?
Echinacea root tea is especially good.
Garlic on an in everything if your stomach can handle it.
Avoid dairy at all costs, especially non-organic.
Goosegrass as a tea or tincture to support lymphatic system function. For lymphatic cleansing a day of fast followed by two days of fluid food only – that means fruit and veggie juice, not milk shakes and beer.
Bearberry, Yarrow, and Couchgrass can be used in combination as an infusion to clear the urinary tract of microbes.
Blue Flag, Burdock and Sarsaparilla are especially good for infections of the reproductive tract.
A bitter, such as wormwood or strong coffee, may be used to stimulate a gut meditated immune response.Carly’s Suggestions on Immune System Support.