when last have you been tested?
i’m not taking hiv this time,
but i’m talking about having a full physical done.
i’m due for my physical.
we forget that there are other diseases out here than just hiv.
prep has helped many enjoy raw sex,
but it seems there is a rise in anal cancer these days.
the following report shocked tf outta me via “cnn health“…
Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says.
Researchers examined trends in anal cancer cases over about 15 years, and identified about 69,000 cases of anal cancer and more than 12,000 deaths during this time.
“Our findings of the dramatic rise in incidence among black millennials and white women, rising rates of distant-stage disease, and increases in anal cancer mortality rates are very concerning,” the study’s lead author, Ashish A. Deshmukh, an assistant professor at UTHealth School of Public Health, said in a statement. “Given the historical perception that anal cancer is rare, it is often neglected.“
they went on to font about how it’s linked to hpv:
Anal cancer occurs where the digestive tract ends. It is different from colon or rectal cancer and most similar to cervical cancer.
The most common subtype of anal cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, caused by human papillomavirus, known as HPV.
Over 90% of cases of anal cancers are associated with HPV, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since the 1950s, there have been substantial changes in risk factors for anal cancer, including shifts in sexual behaviors and an increased number of sexual partners, according to the study, both of which increase the likelihood of contracting HPV.
The emergence of the HIV epidemic, especially among men who have sex with men, may have also influenced anal cancer trends because HIV is a risk factor.
Anal cancer rates are also rising among young black men.
HIV also disproportionately affects young black men, the study authors said, and having HIV is a risk factor for anal cancer.
The study also found the number of advanced-stage cases is rising. This could partly be because treatment for HIV has improved, Shaffer said, which means patients are living longer with compromised immune systems, and cancer may have progressed further by the time it’s diagnosed.
the crazy part is hpv isn’t easily detected.
there are no symptoms so you can be living your best life with it.
it isn’t until you give it to someone else that you get the memo.
( x read more about it here )
that leads me to a question for the foxhole,
and i hope it doesn’t sound ignorant,
Can you contract HPV from eating the cake?
eating someone’s ass is almost a requirement these days,
but i’ve always wondered…
Do folks know how to really clean themselves before they do that?
you can’t just go to town on anyone’s ass now.
some males (and vixens),
as fine as the look,
don’t wipe themselves clean after a good shit.
you’ll be shocked at folks with skid marks in their draws.
not to mention raw anal with some of these dirty assholes.
just some things to think about.
go out and have fun,
but be careful out there.
article cc: cnn health