A 33-year-old member asked:
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can you take gardasil after you have had anal warts?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not cost effective: After age 27 or 3rd sexual partner.
Answered on Sep 14, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Anal warts are caused by 2 of the 4 strains in the Gardasil vaccine.If you have never been exposed to the other strains, those associated with cervical cancer, it may be a benefit. However, as you age and the number of partners increase, the chances for prior exposure increase and likely benefit drops.This is something only you will know. Most insurers do not cover its significant cost after 26.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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