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Hpv Male Vaccine
Can the hpv procervic(genticel) can be used in men as for women as the therapeutic vaccine once if its clinically approved?And when willit be approved
Pending approval: GTL001 (ProCervix) clinical trials are still underway and it looks as if the trials are only available to women. I would imagine if the trials go well, that it would eventually be tested and offered to men. Women are at risk for cervical cancer and thus it makes sense at this point to test and administer the vaccine to women first. ...Read more
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
No and...: Only approved for men and women under the age of 26. Speaking just of men, 7, 000 hpv-associated cancers in the us alone may be prevented by vaccine yearly in men. Gardasil protects against most genital warts- 1 in 100 sexually active adults have genital warts. Of women: hpv is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. There are about 12, 000 new cervical cancer cases each year. ...Read more
Pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine for men that is soon 2 b/currently available.
should cover as many stains as poss not just 16&18?
Gardisil 9: In the US, the Gardisil 9 is the newest version of the HPV vaccine marketed by MERCK .It covers 9 strains of the HPV associated with disease, 7 more that the bivalent 16/18 vaccine. The US FDA approval is for age 9-26. Whether this is available or not in England is not something I have access to. ...Read more
Hello I am a male, 25 and I am currently thinking of getting the HPV vaccine. My only concern is will it protect me or wear off? I saw on dr. Oz that it does not last long for males? Is that true?
Insurance contract: A person may benefit from this vaccine at any age.However, the series is expensive (raw cost running ~$200/dose x 3) and most insurance contracts are written with language that only covers vaccines for their fda approved age range. That range reflects expensive research data on test groups. You can pay out of pocket, but insurers only cover the target age group. ...Read more
Dose the HPV vaccine have and affect on the male reproduction? Because i heard it is use as population control
It's just a vaccine.: The hpv vaccine is a good vaccine, capable of preventing some diseases in men, but especially good for young women because their infection with high risk hpv may lead to cervical cancer. But, it's just a vaccine. Being just a vaccine, it has no way of stopping a couple from meeting, going out on dates, getting married, having sex, raising 10 children, or anything else along that line. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know certain strains of HPV can cause cancer, is it worth getting the vaccine even if may already have HPV? 31 yo male.
Gardasil indications: Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, recommends vaccination for people age 9-26 for prevention of some of the strains of HPV that cause genital warts and certain cancers. It will not treat the infection if it has already been transmitted, but may offer protection from getting infected with other strains. ...Read more
As a 33 year old sexually active male, is it safe for me to get the HPV vaccine? (i understand it won't be covered by insurance)
Should a homosexual male get the HPV vaccine? It is confusing because I hear it can have serious side effects and only protects for five years.
Yes: The HPV vaccine is an anti-cancer vaccine protecting against most cervical cancers and probably against anal cancers caused by the same viruses. The vaccine is very, very safe but is expensive. With limited resources in healthcare, maybe girls should be offered the vaccine first, before the boys. At this time, the vaccine is recommended for all teens, both girls and boys. ...Read more
Are there any other HPV vaccines that are as good as or protect better than or against more strains than Gardsil 9 strain?
I am a 17 yr old male
No: Gardasil-9 is as good as it gets at this time (2016). It will be many years (maybe 15 years) before there is enough data from millions of people who got one or more of the 3 HPV vaccines in the U.S. When there is enough data, researchers will be able to say which of the 3 vaccines gave the best protection against catching HPV, getting warts, getting precancerous changes, and getting cancers. ...Read more
If I have a HPV 9-valent vaccine now&in future a better vaccine came out against more strain of the virus,can I still have the better vaccine? 17 male
Yes, you can.: Since vaccines are merely pieces of antigen that your immune system reacts to and develops its own antibodies to, there should be no scientific reason why you would be unable to receive a new vaccine in the future with a higher number of valences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm "too old" for an HPV vaccine (28 y/o male).I never knew it existed until now. How can I convince my doc to give it to me off-label (I'll pay cash)?
HPV: The datât has not been studied on the effects in older patients so technically your doctor is correct. Go to your pediatrician, who is probably more familiar with this situation ...Read more
Should a 16 year old homosexual male get vaccinated for HPV before he becomes sexually active? What about the vaccines for Hepatitis A and B?
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