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i have had gardisil injection and still had positive HPV what does this mean

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It will protect you against four very common types of hpv. It will protect against type 6 and 11 which cause genital warts and type 16 and 18 which ca ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Doubtful : It is unlikely but possible that you may have developed HPV despite the vaccine and any suspicious lesion that does not resolve needs to be looked at ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Injection Site: The injection site shouldn't pain you longer than 3-4 days. If pain continues or if injection site is inflammed see you doctor
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Mixing alcohol: Well noticing your age, I cannot endorse drinking alcohol. It's actually a toxin, which is why it can make somebody drunk or cause other effects. Tech ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: keep in mind the vaccine covers certain strains and it is possible to get a strain that is not covered, or you may not respond to the vaccine as well. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parimal Parekh
37 years experience Pediatrics
No: Hpv (gardasil) prevents you from getting hpv.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
No: Gardasil is a vaccine. There are many subtypes of hpv which Gardasil does not cover. So yes you can still have an hpv test that can be positive. Ple ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
If still infectedYes: If person clears of HPV ( no longer infected ) will not infect others as as no longer infected. Mostly 4 sub types are responsible , if infected b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Likely had it: At a listed age of 25, there are several possibilities. The greatest benefit of the vaccine occurs if given before any sexual activity starts.In the p ... Read More
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