Microcompetition explains the underlying cause of many major diseases and shows how dormant viruses actually can cause disease while still dormant.
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According to the FDA, active viruses cause disease; dormant viruses do not. The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD), in contrast, supports an alternative view. Microcompetition explains the underlying cause of many major diseases and shows how dormant viruses actually can cause disease while still dormant.
Why is this important? It is important because HPV has the ability to establish a dormant (latent) infection. Most people who have an HPV infection do not know they are infected because many types of the virus remain latent and cause no symptoms.
The FDA says people shouldn’t be worried about a dormant infection. The CBCD says otherwise.
A recent study entitled “Prevelance of Oral HPV Infection in the United States, 2009 – 2010” that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that the HPV virus was found in the mouths of 7% of study participants. 5,600 people participated in the study. Oral HPV was found in men more than in women. 
The authors of the study wrote, “The prevalence of oral HPV infection among men and women aged 14 to 69 years in the United States is approximately 7%… Infection with HPV-16, (a specific type of HPV most associated with cancer) was detected in 1% of men and women, corresponding to an estimated 2.13 million infected individuals in the United States.”
HPV has the ability to establish a chronic, dormant (latent) infection. Chronic infections can lead to cancer.
In essence, according to the study, 2.13 million people who don’t have symptoms now, and don’t even know they are infected, could develop cancer due to their HPV infection.
In contrast to the FDA’s claims, the CBCD believes this is true regardless of whether the virus is active or dormant.
According to Dr. Hanan Polansky, the dormant HPV virus microcompetes with human genes for scarce genetic resources, and as a result, can drive the human genes to malfunction, which eventually causes illnesses. In fact, according to Dr. Hanan Polansky’s highly acclaimed “Purple Book,” entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease,” dormant viruses, in high concentration, are the cause of many major diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and many more.
The CBCD encourages biologists, virologists, physicians and those at the FDA and CDC to download and read Dr. Polansky’s book in depth.
Some scientists believe that if a virus is latent, then microcompetition is irrelevant. This belief is simply wrong. A dormant virus is not dead. It continues to express some of its proteins and therefore microcompetes with human genes.
Consider the paper entitled “Human Cytomegalovirus Persistence” published February 13, 2012 in the Journal Cellular Microbiology.