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Best Age For Hpv Vaccine
Can you tell me the best treatment for Severe Squamous dysplasia? Can my body cure itself of this? Will the HPV vaccine help?
Severe dysplasia: The HPV vaccine is to prevent dysplasia and does not treat it once you have it.The best treatment depends on many factors including your age, your desire for more children, and the resources/treatment options available where you live as well as the expertese of the practioner.Some treatment is advisable since it would be rare but not impossible for your body to take care of this atage of dysplasia ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
Yes,but: You may actually benefit from the vaccine at any age beyond childhood.However, the 20+years it took to develop the vaccine and the rigorous standards it had to meet before approval meant a significant development cost goes into each dose. Many insurance carriers will only cover the cost if given during the specified ages that are part of the fda approval ( up to 26). Check before you ask for it. ...Read more
Can I still request to get the HPV vaccine after age 26? I don't see how it would suddenly not work after age 26
Apples to oranges: Gardisil covers 4 strains of HPV while Cervarix covers 2.There are 2 strains commonly associated with cervical cancer that are covered by both.The extra 2 strains in Gardisil are associated with genital warts.Since the warts are an unpleasant and sometimes painful experience, I prefer the Gardisil. There is a newer Gardisil in development that is supposed to cover up to 12 strains. ...Read more
It is recommended to get the HPV vaccine before having sex. How longer after 1th, 2nd or 3rd shot is it save to have sex, for the best result?
Hpv vaccine: Three shots are given over a 6 month period. For best results wait the full 6 months. ...Read more
Vaccine for virus: Vaccine for virus called human papilloma virus. That virus cause all genital warts and is responsible for lots of cancers - all cervical cancers, as well as a bulk of anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It also causes most non-melanoma skin cancers and most head and neck cancers. Gardisil is approved to prevent genital warts and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer and annals cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more