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If you already have hpv, is the gardasil shot necessary?

If you already have hpv, is the gardasil shot necessary?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status since you still may derive some benefit from the vaccine. ...Read more

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Hpv (Definition)

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


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Does the HPV vaccination work if you've had sex before you got it?

Does the HPV vaccination work if you've had sex before you got it?

No problem: The effectiveness of the vaccine will not be compromised if you have had or going to have sex before or after the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you get HPV orally if you had the HPV vaccines already?

Can you get HPV orally if you had the HPV vaccines already?

Yes: The hpv vaccines are less than 100%but the chace of getting it is reduced. Effective, so it is possible to contract the disease even after vaccination, . ...Read more

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Can the HPV vaccine still work if you are already sexually active?

Can the HPV vaccine still work if you are already sexually active?

Define work !: The hpv vaccine takes a couple of weeks before enough antibodies are built up to prevent strains of the virus from causing disease.The vaccine never treats or helps you with strains you pick up before the vaccine has done so. It will provide protection against strains you are exposed to in the future. ...Read more

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Can i get the gardisil vaccine if I have hpv?

Can i get the gardisil vaccine if I have hpv?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status. ...Read more

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If you have a normal pap does that mean you don't have the HPV virus anymore? Can the virus go away if you still have warts?

If you have a normal pap does that mean you don't have the HPV virus anymore? Can the virus go away if you still have warts?

Not at all: HPV is a family of viruses. There are dozens of strains. At least 7 strains are associated with cervical cancer & 4 with warts(but not cancer). Once you have HPV it can remain in your system forever although the primary infection usually clears within 2 yrs. A negative Pap just means you have no signs of cervical cancer or pre-cancer at that time. It does not mean it won't be there next year. ...Read more

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If you already have hsv1 orally, does that mean you cannot get hsv1 genitally since you already have it?

If you already have hsv1 orally, does that mean you cannot get hsv1 genitally since you already have it?

HSV 1 and HSV 2 : Herpes simplex is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals, and can be spread via oral sex. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have HPV virus, but i haven't done oral or anal sex , why do I have HPV virus?

I have HPV virus, but i haven't done oral or anal sex , why do I have HPV virus?

Very common...: You can get hpv from regular intercourse. Hpv is so common that at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. Most people with hpv do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears hpv naturally within two years. Sometimes, hpv infections are not cleared and can cause genital warts or cervical cancer. ...Read more

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If you have hpv, does this mean you also have genital warts?

If you have hpv, does this mean you also have genital warts?

Not necessarily: Of the many dozens of hpv strains, two strains are known to cause genital warts, 2 strains that are associated with cervical cancer and far more strains not associated at this time with anything. Therefore, you can have hpv with or without having genital warts. ...Read more

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How soon does the HPV vaccine start working and should one use condoms if having sex with a partner that has hpv?

How soon does the HPV vaccine start working and should one use condoms if having sex with a partner that has hpv?

Yes: It may take all of the boosters , the last at 6 months after the 1st, to maximize the immune response. And yes a condom is still the best protection, if intercourse is going to happen. ...Read more

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What to do if I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?

Routine Paps: You are too old for the HPV vaccine (sad to say that at our age, huh?!) If you are not in a monogamous relationship and are sure your partner is as well, then you should use a condom during sex. Second, you should have a yearly Pap to pick up any changes in your cervix that may be caused by HPV to catch things earlier rather than later. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: There are many different types of the hpv virus and Gardasil only helps to protect against 4 of the types. ...Read more

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If I have an HPV vaccination is it still possible to get HPV if my sexual partner has HPV or does the vaccination protect me from that?

If I have an HPV vaccination is it still possible to get HPV if my sexual partner has HPV or does the vaccination protect me from that?

Depends: There are dozens of HPV strains a vaccine would only help protect you from acquiring a strain contained in the vaccine.If your partner brings a different strain into the relationship, you can become infected with that strain.The newest HPV vaccine contains 7 strains associated with cancer & 2 strains associated with genital warts.These are the most troublesome strains. ...Read more

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Hpv... Can i ever have a sexual relationship again with a woman who doesn't have HPV without giving her hpv? Vaccine? Have children?

Hpv... Can i ever have a sexual relationship again with a woman  who doesn't have HPV without giving her hpv?  Vaccine?  Have children?

Yes you can: Yes you can have a sexual relationship with a woman who does not have hpv infection as screened on pap smear and if you do not have genital warts or have had hpv vaccine. Yes you can have children and there is no reason if you can have sex you can have children too. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I have hpv or herpes. The bumps don't look like either, and I've been tested for herpes before. Also never got gardasil. ?

I'm not sure if I have hpv or herpes. The bumps don't look like either, and I've been tested for herpes before. Also never got gardasil. ?

Herpes vs. HPV: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are viral infections that cause skin lesions. Herpes can appear on the mouth as cold sores (HSV1) or around genitals (HSV2). HPV can occur anywhere on the body. Herpes can cause ulcerated, black-ish lesions while HPV causes smooth round warts (see images). HPV does have a vaccine that (Gardasil) protects against some (not all) HPV strains. ...Read more

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If you dont get gardasil shot does that make you at risk for cervical cancer. Does having had chlamydia in the past make you at risk?

If you dont get gardasil shot does that make you at risk for cervical cancer. Does having had chlamydia in the past make you at risk?

Mixed question: Gardasil can reduce your risk of some strains of HPV that can trigger cervical cancer, if you have the shots before you are exposed.Chlamydia has no direct effect on cancer risk, but the germ likes to live in/destroy the sensitive linings of your Fallopian tubes, which can render you unable to have a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you pass HPV on to your partner if you have already had the gardasil shot?

Depends: If you have pre-existing hpv infection prior to the Gardasil vaccine or if you acquire a different type of hpv (other than 16, 18, 6, or 11), you could pass it along to your partner. Gardasil protects from the 4 hpv types mentioned above, which are linked to 90% of genital warts and 70% of all cervical cancers. ...Read more

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If two people have not had sexual contact ever before(with anyone) but have it together can they have HIV?

If two people have not had sexual contact ever before(with anyone) but have it together can they have HIV?

Yes since: one can get HIV from shared needles/syringes used for illegal drugs or potentially even a tattoo needle. The major point is secretion/blood-to-blood contact regardless of the source. ...Read more

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Can you still get HPV before getting the 3rd Gardasil shot? Do the shots work even if TA more time than the recommended wait time between them?

Can you still get HPV before getting the 3rd Gardasil shot? Do the shots work even if TA more time than the recommended wait time between them?

Yes: keep in mind the vaccine covers certain strains and it is possible to get a strain that is not covered, or you may not respond to the vaccine as well. The time frame is fine as long as it is longer than recommended ...Read more

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Can you get Gardasil 9 vaccine at 32yrs? If you haven’t been exposed to the hpv viruses that the vaccine protects against, it will still work?

Can you get Gardasil 9 vaccine at 32yrs? If you haven’t been exposed to the hpv viruses that the vaccine protects against, it will still work?

Yes: At a listed age of 31, you are beyond the approved age (9-26) where insurers would cover it. You could benefit from the protection provided by the newer 9 strain Gardasil that cover for any strains you have not been exposed to.The vaccine doesn't treat or help with existing HPV infections. You might be able to find a provider to give it at your own expense, but it is costly. ...Read more

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If you already have hpv, is the gardasil shot necessary?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status since you still may derive some benefit from the vaccine. ...Read more

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Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

HPV vaccine: It will protect against cancers caused by hpv 16 or 18. There is also some cross coverage of other viral strains. The quadrivalent vaccine also protects against the wart causing strains 6 and 11. ...Read more

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Will I be protected against HPV after my 2nd shot of gardasil?

Will I be protected against HPV after my 2nd shot of gardasil?

Not completely: Studies have shown that full immunity and complete benefit is only achieved in individuals who receive all three injections of the Gardasil vaccine. The vaccination schedule is at 0, 2, and 6 months. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get the Gardasil shot for HPV? Im only 19.

Here are ...: Gardasil (for 6, 11, 16 &18 strains) has been recommended for males of 9-15 yrs and for females of 9-26 yrs as proved in June 2006 in the US. ...Read more

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Can you pass HPV on to your partner if you have already had the gardasil shot?

Depends: If you have pre-existing hpv infection prior to the Gardasil vaccine or if you acquire a different type of hpv (other than 16, 18, 6, or 11), you could pass it along to your partner. Gardasil protects from the 4 hpv types mentioned above, which are linked to 90% of genital warts and 70% of all cervical cancers. ...Read more

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If I am exposed to HPV after one month of my first shot of gardasil, will I get hpv?

Possible: The protection is best after all three injections. However, even one injection could infer some protection. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which HPV vaccineworks better gardasil or cervarix?

Any suggestions on which HPV vaccineworks better gardasil or cervarix?

You be judge: The Gardasil has been on the marker longer and covers both cancer related strains in the Cervarix plus 2 strains that cause painful external genital warts. If your only interest is the cancer, either will do. I prefer and only stock the gardasil. ...Read more

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How much protection does the HPV vacine gardasil give you ?

Update: As of now in 2017 the new Gardasil 9 has added material that helps you develop antibodies against 5 additional strains of HPV that brings to 7 the cancer associated strains covered. As cited by Dr.Lopez, this is only helpful if given before exposure to the strains involved. Even though the vaccine helps, it will never eliminate the need to do periodic pap smears to detect early cervical cancer. ...Read more

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It seems gardasil has made my partner a carrier because now I am HPV h6/h11 phenotype expressive..How is this possible?

Many strains: Of hpv virus and Gardasil only covers 4 strains. Your partner may have a strain the vaccine did not cover. The vaccine will not give you hpv. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if I took the HPV injection Gardasil when I was 18 and now I'm 25 is it possible to have HPV warts? Because I have lesions not sure

Yes...but: There are 2 strains of wart producing HPV included in the vaccine & from these you should have protection, unfortunately there are at least 2 other strains associated with genital warts. If you didn't complete the full series, your benefit from the 1st dose may be gone. Your lesions may also be something other than HPV. ...Read more

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Im 29/m my partner of 7yr was vaccinated w/ gardasil...After an abnormally long incubation it seems im h6/h11 HPV expressive..? I get its not 100%;how

Timing issue: At a listed age of 29, you may have acquired the strains long before your present relationship and carried it asymptomatically.The vaccine was first available 8 years ago and not offered to men at that time.Prior to the vaccine this was one of the most pervasive sti's with as many as 70% of adults infected by their late 20's. ...Read more

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How likely is the contraction of HPV after having the gardasil shot?

Low but present: Guardasil very effective in preventing many strains of hpv infection, particularly those strains causing most cervix cancer cases. There are >100 strains of hpv, including some cancer inducing strains not prevented by guardasil. Thus chances of getting hpv infection during or after unprotected sex are more than negligible. Please be warned, use protection against all forms of std including hpv. ...Read more

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Could my girlfriend carry the HPV viruses from gardasil and pass it on to me?

HPV spread sexually: The hpv virus is a sexually transmitted infection and it is spread sexually. The Gardasil vaccine does not give anyone the virus. It causes an immune response to protect against the virus. If your girlfriend has hpv she can spread it to you. Her having the vaccine can not hurt you. ...Read more

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What do we do if my bf has been w someone w hpv? We haven't had sex yet. I've had the 3 gardasil shot

What do we do if my bf has been w someone w hpv? We haven't had sex yet. I've had the 3 gardasil shot

Look for other STD's: If 2 people haven't had sex but know about each other's contact with hpv+ people, that means the couple talks about std's (communication is good!). A man can get Gardasil to prevent getting the 4 vaccine strains, but the shots won't get rid of hpv strains he already has. More importantly, the couple is talking, so they can go together to their doctors to be checked for other std's, like chlamydia. ...Read more

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Should I get the the gardasil vaccine if I have hpv?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status. ...Read more

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Can gardasil or cervarix give you a false positive HPV test ?

No: Gardasil is a vaccine. There are many subtypes of hpv which Gardasil does not cover. So yes you can still have an hpv test that can be positive. Please note also that Gardasil is a 3 part series vaccine to be truly effective. ...Read more