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which hpv vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Apples to oranges: Gardisil covers 4 strains of HPV while Cervarix covers 2.There are 2 strains commonly associated with cervical cancer that are covered by both.The extra 2 strains in Gardisil are associated with genital warts.Since the warts are an unpleasant and sometimes painful experience, I prefer the Gardisil. There is a newer Gardisil in development that is supposed to cover up to 12 strains.
Answered on Sep 1, 2020
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Dr. James Ferguson
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As of this date in 2020 Gardacil 9 covers 2 wart strains & 7 cancer associated strains. I am not sure if they even make cervarix any more.
Aug 31, 2020

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