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Hpv Gardasil Shot
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
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
No: The goal of a vaccine is to train your immunity to be aware of an organism - viral or germ - and produce a killing response so when the real infection enters your body it will be dealt with quickly. If you already carry the HPV infection - the vaccine will not eliminate it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!
No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more
Can i get HPV from HPV vaccine? Is it possible for the HPV vaccine shot to give me the HPV virus?
Well, yes: Well, yes, no vaccine is perfectly safe and all vaccines have potentially bad side effects. However, the data for gardisil is very reassuring. I initial studies only headache, dizziness, fever and local pain and redness from the shot were found in kids more than placebo. Now, it's been studied over 7 years and 100 millions does distributed with very safe data since release. That should be good. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How long does the gardisil shot protect you against HPV for? 5 years, 10 years?Does gardisil shot protect you from those certain HPV strains for life?
At least 5 years: No waning of protection was noted in 5 years. No data are available regarding long-term protection. ...Read more
Many: Hpv isbest known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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