A 38-year-old member asked:
will gardasil vaccine give positive hpv results?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeff Livingston answered
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Absolutely not. This is a common misconception. The vaccine give you an antibody to hpv. The pap smear and hpv tests detects an antigen not an antibody. The idea that you will get a false positive hpv tests after vaccination is incorrect.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Marcus Degraw answered
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings. It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears.
Answered on Dec 27, 2016
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