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Doctor insights on: Hpv Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Bivalent

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Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA. 4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?

Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA.   4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?

HPV vaccine: The hpv shot are a series of 3, did you get the entire cycle? The menactra is protection again meningococcal meningitis so would not effect you chances of hpv at all. The vaccine is effective against HPV types 16 and 18 which cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers, and against HPV types 6 and 11 which cause approximately 90% of genital warts. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

DNA analysis: Testing is primarily performed if there is concern that the hpv strain is one with a risk for future uterine cancer. There are > 100 different strains of hpv, type 16 &18 are the severely risky ones, a few others are of intermediate risk. Most are fortunately harmless. Test is by swabbing cervical area of vagina and usually performed together with a pap test. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is HPV (human papillomavirus)?

Viral infection: There are many (dozens) of types of human papilloma virus, some of which result in genital warts (which is where it gets its name) and some of which can cause cervical dysplasia (a pre-cancerous change of the uterine cervix). These are sexually transmitted and are very common. Tests for hpv can be done at the time of a pap smear. ...Read more

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If a pregnant girl has bad HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby natural?

If a pregnant girl has bad HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby natural?

Probably: Many women have hpv and have no problems with delivery. If there are many and very large warts present at the vagina it may be advisable to proceed with a cesarean delivery just to avoid trauma to the area. That really is quite rare. ...Read more

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Is it true that Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG can also cure Human Papillomavirus? (HPV)

Sorry, not true : If you have HPV, your immune system will clear it up over time (typically 6-12 months), but there are no medications or treatments known to speed it up, including IVIG. If you have warts, any of several local treatments are effective, like freezing, podofilox, imiquimod, and others. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a pregnant girl has mild HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby normal?

Can you tell me if a pregnant girl has mild HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby normal?

Yes: She can have the baby normally but it is possible that the baby can acquire the infection when it passes down the birth canal. ...Read more

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Are there any blood tests in the world which can test for HPV (human papillomavirus) presence in men? Someone who insists on being diagnosed please.

Are there any blood tests in the world which can test for HPV (human papillomavirus) presence in men? Someone who insists on being diagnosed please.

No test for men: Currently there is no test for men to detect HPV. Some doctors may offer anal Pap smears for high risk men (men who have anal sex or is HIV positive). However, there is no blood test to detect HPV at the moment. If you are concerned with any symptoms, please see your doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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What is the human papillomavirus (hpv)?

Fmly of wart viruses: Hpv includes at least 100 identified strains of a wart producing dna bases virus. Two strains are associated with cervical cancer and 2 with genital warts. The virus is a somewhat stelth agent that can pass easily in spite of condom use different from some other std's. It can also go unnoticed & hibernate for years. About 70% of females are expected to be serum + for hpv within 3 yrs of 1st sex. ...Read more

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Describe how HPV (human papillomavirus) is contracted?

As STD : As std through intercourse. But also from skin and mucous membranes. Depends on the strain. There are hundreds of varieties. Some cause venereal warts, others plantar warts, others regular warts. ...Read more

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How would I know if I had human papillomavirus (hpv)? Afraid to ask my gyno.

Most people do: 85% of people over the age of 18 have hpv. The pap smear is designed to find changes associated with hpv. The gradualism vaccine is designed to help protect you from 4 of the many types of hpv. ...Read more

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Human papillomavirus: Can we expect blood tests in the future? What about a cure even for hpv? Very curious.. (27yr old male)

Human papillomavirus: Can we expect blood tests in the future? What about a cure even for hpv? Very curious.. (27yr old male)

No and no. Sorry!: No blood test for HPV is commercially available or expected soon. They are used in research but not accurate enough for patient care. Once a blood test is positive, it is positive for life, long after the infection is gone. True cure of HPV also is unlikely. Happily, the immune system clears almost all infections, and the large majority cause no disease, even the types with the high cancer risk. ...Read more

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What are the chances of HPV human papillomavirus clearing on its own in someone's system (i.e a 27year old male) who has abstained for 7years since..?

What are the chances of HPV human papillomavirus clearing on its own in someone's system (i.e a 27year old male) who has abstained for 7years since..?

Good chance: There is about a 70-90% chance that the immune system can clear the virus. If he notices symptoms (genital warts), he probably still has the virus. Condoms will reduce the infection rate to his partner, but it is not 100%, since it is transmitted from skin to skin, even through oral sex. Having the partner be vaccinated (as long as they're under age 26), would also reduce transmission. ...Read more

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How much does the human papillomavirus vaccine cost without insurance?

How much does the human papillomavirus vaccine cost without insurance?

Expensive series: The 4 strain product given as a three dose series , costs the private physician $140-150 per dose from the supplier. Handling costs and injection fees must be added but the final cost will vary by region & local cost of living factors. ...Read more

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Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

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 more

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When was HPV vaccine given to humans first? Did i get it in my vaccination when i was a kid?How do I know?

When was HPV vaccine given to humans first? Did i get it in my vaccination when i was a kid?How do I know?

First licensed 2006: The hpv vaccines were in development for at least 2 decades before initial licensing in 2006. The initial target was young women 12-26 and males were a secondary target.Insurers were not on board with male coverage before ~2010-2011. I would assume that you did not get the vaccine because of your listed age. ...Read more

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Can you get HPV orally if you had the HPV vaccines already?

Can you get HPV orally if you had the HPV vaccines already?

Yes: The hpv vaccines are less than 100%but the chace of getting it is reduced. Effective, so it is possible to contract the disease even after vaccination, . ...Read more

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How can the new HPV shot work as a vaccine?

How can  the new HPV shot work as a vaccine?

Complex Mechanism: The two vaccines are "attenuated". This means that only a portion of some hpv strains are attached to molecules that activate your immune system. You are not given a complete hpv virus, but only a part to train your body's immune system to recognize and target the virus strains. It does not treat cancer. For complete details, please visit http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/index. ...Read more

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more