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All the men/boys who are hosts of thehpv virus spread it unknowingly leaving womento develop ciniii orcervical cancer. No way to targethpv in men?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Round up the kids: The Gardasil vaccine is for both boys and girls, so it is up to each family to round up the kids and take them to the doctor for shots and annual check-ups. The way to prevent infection (and future transmission) of the 2 "bad" strains of cancer-causing HPV, and the 2 strains that are the main cause of genital warts, is to vaccinate kids in middle school or high school (definitely before college).
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Robert Kwok commented
32 years experience in Pediatrics
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2015 update: The original Gardasil protects against 4 HPV strains. A new Gardasil that adds protection against 5 more cancer-causing strains of HPV, to protect against a total of 9 HPV strains, will be available this year. This new version of the vaccine is called Gardasil 9.
Apr 1, 2015

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