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Is it true that HPV vaccine will prevent new precancerous lesions even in people already infected with HPV? I read this in several articles.

Is it true that HPV vaccine will prevent new precancerous lesions even in people already infected with HPV? I read this in several articles.

Yes and no: HPV vaccine contains several different strains of the virus. It depends which strains you have been infected with already. You can be tested for the specific HPV strains subtypes and if - it could protect you against those. You most ALWAYS use protection and insist on it. It's your life you know! ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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I read something on the information sheet that said "meningococcal (type c) conjugate vaccine" what does that mean?

I read something on the information sheet that said "meningococcal (type c) conjugate vaccine" what does that mean?

Way vaccine made.: This refers to how the vaccine is made. The meningococcal conjugate vaccines are made by chemically linking the capsular polysaccharide antigens individually to a protein. The vaccines do not contain live bacteria.Meningococcal conjugate vaccines are believed to give better protection and are more effective in young children than the original polysaccharide vaccine. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those. ...Read more

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Study says that if u had the Gardasil vaccine, but were already exposed to HPV types 16+18,there is an increased risk of precancerous lesions? True???

That is expected: Vaccine is meant to prevent acquisition of HPV infections. So if you already have exposure to HPV before receiving the vaccine, then it is too late to have any benefit from the vaccine. But it is not any fault of the vaccine in that case! ...Read more

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What the risk of penile cancer from past HPV warts? I've heard conflicting information.I've also read it's almost nonexistent in circumcised men.True?

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What the risk of penile cancer from past HPV warts? I've heard conflicting information.I've also read it's almost nonexistent in circumcised men.True?

Yes, ...: Penile cancer has its storng connection with long tight foreskin, and in some cases, some subtypes of HPV like 16 & 18 have been blamed, But, in reality, I would not worry about such as long as the whole glans penis and foreskin can be well exposed and cleansed. To help live a realistic life, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Contact me as needed. ...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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Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Might help: There are at least 2 strains involved in those cancers and any of the available HPV vaccines can help prevent them, if given prior to exposure to those strains.After you acquire HPV from a problem strain, the vaccine cannot cure or remove it from your system. ...Read more

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Sccc- there is no known link to HPV with this rare cervical cancer. Why are you misleading the public?

Sccc- there is no known link to HPV with this rare cervical cancer. Why are you misleading the public?

Don't know: Who is misleading you , small cell carcinoma of cervix (sccc) belong to neuroendocrine cancers , like others in lung etc, looks distinctly different which are aggressive tumors fortunately rare ( 3% ) they are not usual spumous cell type that is attributed to hpv virus infection. ...Read more

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Hpv has been a topic in our biology syllabus. I have heard that HPV lies dormant in 80% of the global population but it not expressed. True / false ?

Hpv has been a topic in our biology syllabus. I have heard that HPV lies dormant in 80% of the global population but it not expressed. True / false ?

Simplistic: There are dozens of different strains of hpv. Almost everybody has met one or another of the strains that cause skin warts. Here's hoping that either you do not meet the strains that cause cancer of the penis, or if you do meet ig, that you don't develop it, or if you do develop it, that you get the lesions excised before it can hurt you badly. ...Read more

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I have low risk hpv.Genital warts will the HPV vaccine protect me from the other 3 hpv? Will the vaccine be effective in preventing hpv-related diseas

I have low risk hpv.Genital warts will the HPV vaccine protect me from the other 3 hpv? Will the vaccine be effective in preventing hpv-related diseas

Yes: If you get the 4 strain vaccine & have not been infected by the other three strains, the vaccine can benefit you in building your immune protection from those strains. ...Read more

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Is the quadrivalent HPV vaccine effective even if the person has genital warts already?

Is the quadrivalent HPV vaccine effective even if the person has genital warts already?

HPV: Yes. The genital warts are from type 9 and type 11. The vaccine will protect you from type 16 and 18, that are related to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Is it true that plantar warts come from hpv?

Is it true that plantar warts come from hpv?

Yes: The human papillomavirus family has many strains, a few causing plantar warts. Other sites of the body may have hpv warts also. These are not the same strains that cause genital warts or cervical cancer. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/plantar-warts/ds00509/dsection=cause. ...Read more

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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: Hi, most of HPV infections are cleared by the body within 2 years. There is currently no specific treatment for HPV infection. But there is vaccine approved for use in women and men to prevent the high risk HPVs. ...Read more

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Is HPV that causes abnormal cell changes the same HPV that causes gentian warts?

Yes and no: There are a couple of hundred subtypes of hpv. Some types cause warts and some cause cancer or pre cancerous cells of the cervix. ...Read more

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I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...Read more

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