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does gardasil cause a positive hpv test result?

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Dr. Parimal Parekh
37 years experience Pediatrics
No: Hpv (gardasil) prevents you from getting hpv.
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The test looks for the viral gene, not the antibody.
Answered on Jan 10, 2019

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