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A 23-year-old female asked:

Was sexually active and gave oral sex(to my husband).my pap smear was normal.i am 23 should i get the vaccine even if was exposed to hpv?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes you should still get the vaccine as there are multiple strains that cause cancer. It's possible that you were exposed to a noncancerous causing strain of hpv and you want to protect yourself against the cancer causing strains of hpv. Regardless vaccine is a good idea at this point.

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