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Hpv Contagious After Gardasil
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
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
Injection Site: The injection site shouldn't pain you longer than 3-4 days. If pain continues or if injection site is inflammed see you doctor ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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