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A 37-year-old member asked:

what to do if i had the gardasil vaccine years before my hpv. can i still have oral hpv?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: There are many different types of the hpv virus and Gardasil only helps to protect against 4 of the types.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Different strain: Early hpv vaccination doesn't protect against all types of hpv, only specific ones associated with cervical cancer. You likely have an hpv type not covered by the vaccine.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

I had the gardasil vaccine years before my hpv. Am i still able to have oral hpv?

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Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: The vaccine protects only against 4 most common (out of 100 +) forms of the hpv virus.

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