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HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
GUARDASIL: Guardasil is a vaccine against hpv induced diseases. It has been out in the market for approx 5 yrs. There were some concerns about it initially, but in my experience it has been pretty safe and effective vaccine. The most common side effect encountered by most of my patients is that it is a painful shot and occiasionally a local erythema (reaction). Three course vaccine (0-2-6). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I drink alcohol after i've got HPV injection ? And I have HPV 16, 33, 35 .Next month I have to injection again and 1 more after 3 month
When i was 16 my mom made me get the HPV shot 3 injections and never would tell me what it was for. Now I am 19 and i still don't know what its for.
Protection: This vaccine helps protect you against strains of a virus known to cause cancer many years after exposure & a type of wart that can produce cauliflower like small to giant bumps on your genitals.It is only helpful if completed months before exposure to the germ, which is often passed during sex. The shot does not protect against other std's or other types of warts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unpredictable : You likely have some protective antibody that may last for a while. However, the research on long term (decades)of protective antibodies were based on the full series. You can get the last dose at any point for long term benefit, as long as it is at least 6 months after the first. ...Read more
My mom made me get the 3 injections for HPV when i was 16 and wouldnt tell me why. Im 19 now and i still down know why. What is the injection for?
Prevents Disease: Hpv is human papilloma virus. It is a virus that once you have it, it lives in your body forever. The vaccinations help prevent you ever getting it. The main reason that is important is that hpv has been linked to a higher incidence of cervical cancer in women. Anything that can prevent any disease and especially cancer is a great thing! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers