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Doctor insights on: Gardasil For Men

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Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

HPV is ubiquitous: I doubt it. Remember hat nearly all of us were exposed to one of the strains of hpv by age 26. Most strains do not cause cancer. But anyone who worries can now be screened. ...Read more

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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Can immunocompromised 27th year old man get HPV vaccine gardasil or cervarix who has no history of sexual activity?

Can immunocompromised 27th year old man get HPV vaccine gardasil or cervarix who has no history of sexual activity?

HPV vaccine: can be given to individuals who are compromised, male or female. Ideally patients should be vaccinated before the onset of sexual activity, so it would seem administering HPV vaccine at this time (series of 3 doses) would be a good idea. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Can men be tested for HPV?

Can men be tested for HPV?

Yes: There are both serum tests (antibody response) and clinical tests for what appear to be HPV lesions. Their doc can arrange this. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Yes: It amy be more difficult to eradicate warts in women although prescription cream is more effective in women for external warts. ...Read more

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How are men tested for breast cancer?

How are men tested for breast cancer?

Same as women.: When a new breast lump is found in either a man or woman, a biopsy is necessary to determine if a cancer is present. Men at high risk for breast cancer can also have mammograms to screen for cancer. ...Read more

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Should women be circumcised for aids prevention?

Should women be circumcised for aids prevention?

No, No, No: Female circumcision is genital mutilation and banned in all civilized countries. It involves ampuating the clitoris. Some women have clitoral hood trimmed, usually to enhance clitoral sensation, but this is not female circumcision. ...Read more

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Is the gardasil vaccine bad for women?

Is the gardasil vaccine bad for women?

No: It is a safe and effective vaccine approved for men and women between the ages of 9 and 26. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

More women diagnosed: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. This may not reflect the true incidence rates. ...Read more

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Male 33, Can i go for HPV vaccination (Gradasil 9).

Male 33, Can i go for HPV vaccination (Gradasil 9).

Yes and no: I find that anyone with a competent immune system can benefit from this vaccine if they expect to be sexually active.No need if celibate.However, the vaccines approval from the FDA came for age 9-27.If asked I would give it "off-label" but the designation means most insurers would not cover the cost.This is over $200 /dose/x3 to the doc before you factor in nursing,supplies,record keeping. ...Read more

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Is the HPV vaccine required for men over 26 ?

Is the HPV vaccine required for men over 26 ?

No and...: Only approved for men and women under the age of 26. Speaking just of men, 7, 000 hpv-associated cancers in the us alone may be prevented by vaccine yearly in men. Gardasil protects against most genital warts- 1 in 100 sexually active adults have genital warts. Of women: hpv is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. There are about 12, 000 new cervical cancer cases each year. ...Read more

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Is gardasil effective for someone who has chlamydia?

Is gardasil effective for someone who has chlamydia?

Yes: Gardasil is effective regardless of chlamydia exposure. The vaccine will still allow your immune system to build immunity against the hpv virus assuming you are not infected with it already. Gardasil will not treat chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

To some extent: Circumcision protects babies from utis in first year of life but, unlikely later in life.C does prevent penile cancer 99.9%. Cancer of penis is extremely rare in jews + muslims, but also in men who can retract their foreskins and wash underneath. On a regular basis, ie have good hygiene.Many excellent, controlled studies fro africa prove conclusively that c reduces risk of HIV 50-70%. Hpv similar. ...Read more

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Is there a group of tests considered an STD screening for young men and for young women?

Is there a group of tests considered an STD screening for young men and for young women?

Depends: Routine screening for stds in general is seldom performed anymore. On the other hand if you know you have been exposed to a particular one, you may be tested for several others as well. ...Read more

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Is there no test for men for hpv?

Yes: Men can undergo an exam of the genital area with acetic preparation as well as a dna probe for evidence of hpv. Young men can also get an hpv vaccine now. ...Read more

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Should women be celibate for aids prevention?

Should women be celibate for aids prevention?

I hope not.: Although not the only means of getting HIV infection, sex is a major route, but there are a variety of protective mechanisms. Many women i know have begun to carry their own condoms in order to be prepared if a new partner does not have any. Continued protection is essential until they are sure that their partner is free of disease and is monogamous. A difficult task. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Equal opportunity: The infection frequency of this shared disease depends on the sexual habits of the infected individual. Overall, the germ is passed easily to either sex. ...Read more

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Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

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

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