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can you get HPV without being sexually active

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You can still get the vaccine and still receive some benefit. Take care!
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Reasonable idea: The vaccine can only protect you from HPV strains to which you are not infected.Since the present vaccine contains 9 strains, there is a good chance y ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: There are dozens of strains of HPV, but the ones associated with genital warts or cancer are not passed that way.They appear to require direct contact ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes there are risks: but few . Risk(s) of HPV vaccine out weigh the benefits will reduce dramatically incidence of cervical and vaginal cancers Gardasil vaccine is fair ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
9to26 years: Vaccine is safe and you can get local action like any vaccine and is s safe s any vaccine Discuss with your doctor or gynecologist It is given from 9y ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes : However less likely. There are dozens of hpv's and the vaccines under question target the ones that are implicated in female cervical cancer. The vac ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes you should still get the vaccine as there are multiple strains that cause cancer. It's possible that you were exposed to a noncancerous causing s ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Vaccination: Yes you should be vaccinated for HPV as well as Hepatitis A and B
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Target population: The CDC tends to follow the FDA approved ages of any such product. Approval, which takes years, required the developers provide proof that target popu ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Now: In the US, the usual pattern starts with first sexual activity or by age 21. HPV strains differ in their effect on your system. The pap smear is one w ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Risk is risk: The protection provided by the 2 or 4 strain hpv vaccine applies only to those strains involved (there are many more) and begins to set up within 3-4 ... Read More

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