There are over 20 million people that have HTLV worldwide and no one is actively looking for a cure. HTLV is considered a minor disease due to only 1% of people that contract it suffer from life threatening situations such as cancer. But HTLV can cause things like dermatitis, joint inflammation and swelling, uvitis, etc. HPV has been almost cured via the creation and introduction of the Guardasil vaccination. HTLV is contracted sexually just as HPV is and no one is making a stance on the virus sadly to say. People are suffering in silence because they are scared of the stigma involved with having HTLV. There has be the use of vidaza in Greece to cure a gentleman of HTLV but the cost associate with the injections are astronomical and out of the reach of most people even if it's approved by insurance or if they have the means to pay for it. Someway, somehow people need to make it know that they want this disease eradicated or close to eradication. There needs to be one less person suffering from the disease.