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A 38-year-old member asked:

Will gardasil vaccine give positive hpv results?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
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.

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Dr. Julia Stanford
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No: No. This is an inactivated vaccine and does not have live virus in it.

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