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How long is the longest you can go between HPV vaccinations?

How long is the longest you can go between HPV vaccinations?

No limit BUT: The hpv vaccine is meant to be given three doses over 6-12 months with at least 4 months between dose 1 and 3. You should try to get the dosing done at the right times, but if you cannot you do not ever need to restart the series, just complete the series as directed once you can. There is no period that is too long in between, but do your best to complete is 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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How long after i've had the HPV vaccination should I wait to drink alcohol?

How long after i've had the HPV vaccination should I wait to drink alcohol?

No time limit: You must have gotten the hpv vaccine "off label" since the vaccine is only approved from ages 9-26 but as far as i know, there is no reason you can't drink alcohol after receiving the shot. Drink in moderation please! ...Read more

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If I had very few sexual partners and have always tested negative for HPV, is it a good idea to get the vaccination at age 43? I am a lesbian and the woman I am considering having a relationship with has high risk HPV. Also how long would I have to wait t

Probably no vaccine: Partner no. makes less difference in HPV risk than you might think. Higher with say 100 vs 5 life partners, but >80% chance even with 5. Past neg tests don't mean much; most HPV isn't detected by cervix testing. Even w/ infected partner, at age 43 vaccination is questionable value; good possibility you've already had same type. Substantial protection at 2 mo (1 mo after dose #2), 6-7 mo for 100%. ...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

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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For what length of time can you go between HPV vaccinations?

For what length of time can you go between HPV vaccinations?

HPV vaccination: The second and third dose of hpv vaccine are typuically given at 2 and 6 months after the first dose. ...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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If one partner has hpv vaccination and the other hasn't gotten the vaccination yet , what are the risks?

No vaccine is 100%: effective;also,depending on which HPV vaccine was given,only certain strains are covered.So, although the partner who has had the vaccine is mostly covered, it is possible that the unvaccinated partner could contract the virus and spread it to the vaccinated partner.To increase the protection,all 11-26 year olds should have the HPV vaccine & use condoms for maximum available protection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the HPV vaccinations all at the same time?

No: It would be nice but the immune system does not work this way. In ideal circumstance you will get the first dose followed by a 2nd dose 2 months later and the 3rd dose 4 months after that. If you miss a dose you start where you left off and do not have to start over. ...Read more

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Are guys recommended to take HPV vaccinations? Is it that only women are susceptible to hpv?

Are guys recommended to take HPV vaccinations? Is it that only women are susceptible to hpv?

Yes & No: Yes, cdc recommends that boys 11-12yo & men up to 26yo receive hpv vaccination (but can be as young as 9yo). No, women aren't only ones susceptible to hpv. Men can get it, too. Check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.Htm & http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/stds-hiv-safer-sex/hpv-vaccine-19345.Htm for more info on hpv & vaccines. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have sex before I get the HPV vaccination?

Is it ok to have sex before I get the HPV vaccination?

Will it matter: Hpv is one of those nasty stealth germs that can pass during sex with or without "protection". Once you pick up a strain it will stay with you forever & you may not know you have it.. Your partner may not know they have it as no obvious sores or symptoms are needed to be contagious. Only if the vaccine is given before exposure do you have any protection, & then not untill 3-4 wks after 1st dose. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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