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Doctor insights on: Hpv Sex Gardasil Shot

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

No: No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings. It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears. ...Read more

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Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

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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Hpv bleeding after sex?

Hpv bleeding after sex?

Post coital: Bleeding is not from hpv unless it is very advanced and u have cervical cancer, which you don't at your age. It could be another type of cervical infection though so u might wanna get checked. ...Read more

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Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

HPV vaccine: It will protect against cancers caused by hpv 16 or 18. There is also some cross coverage of other viral strains. The quadrivalent vaccine also protects against the wart causing strains 6 and 11. ...Read more

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When did HPV vaccine come out?

When did HPV vaccine come out?

2017 there are 3: The 1st Gardasil (4) was approved in 2006, Cervarix (2) was approved in 2009 and the second Gardasil (9) was approved in 2014. ...Read more

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Will I be protected against HPV after my 2nd shot of gardasil?

Will I be protected against HPV after my 2nd shot of gardasil?

Not completely: Studies have shown that full immunity and complete benefit is only achieved in individuals who receive all three injections of the Gardasil vaccine. The vaccination schedule is at 0, 2, and 6 months. ...Read more

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Does the gardasil vaccine for HPV had any harmful side effects?

Does the gardasil vaccine for HPV had any harmful side effects?

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 more

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If I had the Gardasil HPV vaccine administered before I was sexually active, does that protect me from HPV related oral/throat cancers once sexually active?

If I had the Gardasil HPV vaccine administered before I was sexually active, does that protect me from HPV related oral/throat cancers once sexually active?

Some: The earlier Gardasil provides protection against 2 of the main strains involved with the cancers you list.A new Gardasil(9) has included other strains that cover 5 more strains that are associated with rare forms of cancer. No vaccine is 100% protective so you should maintain a normal pattern of health exams regardless of vaccination status. ...Read more

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I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?

I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?

How ?: You have provided no useful information as a basis for an answer. If you never had the hpv vaccine, consider yourself likely exposed and infected. Regular pap smears have been the mainstay of cervical cancer screening for decades, and you should follow that program. Years from now the vaccine may decrease the need for annual paps, for now, most need them. ...Read more

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If vaccinated before becoming sexually active, does HPV vaccine save us from HPV infection for life?

If vaccinated before becoming sexually active, does HPV vaccine save us from HPV infection for life?

Mostly: It prevents infection with the strains that are most likely to cause cancer, and some of the strains that cause warts. ...Read more

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I had the gardasil vaccine years before my hpv. Could i still have oral hpv?

Different strain: Early hpv vaccination doesn't protect against all types of hpv, only specific ones associated with cervical cancer. You likely have an hpv type not covered by the vaccine. ...Read more

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Percentage of getting HPV with unprotected sex?

Very likely: According to the centers for disease control & prevention, "it is estimated that most every sexually active man and woman will acquire genital hpv infection at some point in their lives. An estimated 79 million women aged 14-59 years are infected with hpv, with the highest prevalence in those aged 20-24 years." safe sex can help, but vaccination is also recommended for children and young adults. ...Read more

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Can I masturbate after getting the HPV vaccine?

Can I masturbate after getting the HPV vaccine?

Absolutely: Receiving an hpv vaccine has absolutely nothing to do with you pleasuring yourself by masturbating. Totally separate and unrelated. Masturbate if you want to and don't masturbate if you don't want to. ...Read more

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Should I get the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer? Any negative side effects?

Sadly, Too Old: The HPV vaccine is a great prevention to avoid getting this common sexually transmitted disease. However, the vaccine is only approved up to age 26. ...Read more

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Got the HPV vaccine but still have hpv....Does that mean vaccine didn't work?

Got the HPV vaccine but still have hpv....Does that mean vaccine didn't work?

Probably not: The vaccine prevents the 4 most common strains of the virus. There are more than 130 different strains. The ones in the vaccine prevent strains #16 and #18 (combined account for 70% cervical cancer) and strains #6 and #11 (combined account for 90% of genital warts). It is possible that the vaccine did not work but more likely you were infected with one of the strains not in the vaccine. ...Read more

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How can th HPV human papilloma virus effect men?

How can  th HPV human papilloma virus effect men?

Often no symptoms...: Most men with hpv infection have no signs or symptoms. Hpv can infect the skin of the penis / scrotum / perianal areas and can cause warts, but many male patients who have hpv have no symptoms. Hpv can also cause dysplasia (precancer) and true cancer at these sites. In addition, hpv can infect the lips, oral cavity, tongue / tonsils and can cause warts, precancer, and cancer in these sites too. ...Read more

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What do we do if my bf has been w someone w hpv? We haven't had sex yet. I've had the 3 gardasil shot

What do we do if my bf has been w someone w hpv? We haven't had sex yet. I've had the 3 gardasil shot

Look for other STD's: If 2 people haven't had sex but know about each other's contact with hpv+ people, that means the couple talks about std's (communication is good!). A man can get Gardasil to prevent getting the 4 vaccine strains, but the shots won't get rid of hpv strains he already has. More importantly, the couple is talking, so they can go together to their doctors to be checked for other std's, like chlamydia. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm almost 25 years old, i had my first two gardasil HPV shots in 2008. Do I have to get the last one? Is it a must? I'm married and i only had 1 sex partner in my life and i'm not going to have more, he is healthy and me too.

Hi, i'm almost 25 years old, i had my first two gardasil HPV shots in 2008. Do I have to get the last one? Is it a must? I'm married and i only had 1 sex partner in my life and i'm not going to have more, he is healthy and me too.

Yes: The recommendation is to get all three hpv vaccinations so you are protected from the most harmful hpv viruses. Please get the third dose so you will be protected. You don't know what the future will bring and it is best to be all the way protected! ...Read more

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If you already have hpv, is the gardasil shot necessary?

If you already have hpv, is the gardasil shot necessary?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status since you still may derive some benefit from the vaccine. ...Read more

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Will I be protected against HPV after my 2nd shot of gardasil?

Not completely: Studies have shown that full immunity and complete benefit is only achieved in individuals who receive all three injections of the Gardasil vaccine. The vaccination schedule is at 0, 2, and 6 months. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get the Gardasil shot for HPV? Im only 19.

Here are ...: Gardasil (for 6, 11, 16 &18 strains) has been recommended for males of 9-15 yrs and for females of 9-26 yrs as proved in June 2006 in the US. ...Read more

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Can you pass HPV on to your partner if you have already had the gardasil shot?

Depends: If you have pre-existing hpv infection prior to the Gardasil vaccine or if you acquire a different type of hpv (other than 16, 18, 6, or 11), you could pass it along to your partner. Gardasil protects from the 4 hpv types mentioned above, which are linked to 90% of genital warts and 70% of all cervical cancers. ...Read more

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If I am exposed to HPV after one month of my first shot of gardasil, will I get hpv?

Possible: The protection is best after all three injections. However, even one injection could infer some protection. ...Read more

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Can you still get HPV before getting the 3rd Gardasil shot? Do the shots work even if TA more time than the recommended wait time between them?

Can you still get HPV before getting the 3rd Gardasil shot? Do the shots work even if TA more time than the recommended wait time between them?

Yes: keep in mind the vaccine covers certain strains and it is possible to get a strain that is not covered, or you may not respond to the vaccine as well. The time frame is fine as long as it is longer than recommended ...Read more

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How likely is the contraction of HPV after having the gardasil shot?

Low but present: Guardasil very effective in preventing many strains of hpv infection, particularly those strains causing most cervix cancer cases. There are >100 strains of hpv, including some cancer inducing strains not prevented by guardasil. Thus chances of getting hpv infection during or after unprotected sex are more than negligible. Please be warned, use protection against all forms of std including hpv. ...Read more

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If a person contracts hpv and received the gardasil shot can they still give their virus to your partner ? ( no warts)

If a person contracts hpv and received the gardasil shot can they still give their virus to your partner ? ( no warts)

Depends: There are dozens of HPV strains & only a limited number in the vaccines. If you acquired HPV before or after your shots & that strain was active in your tissues, you could spread it to a partner. ...Read more

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What to do if I got the gardasil shots to protect against HPV and now I have a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion?

Although: Gardasil has protective value with human papillomavirus & associated oral, anal and penile cancers that doesn't mean that prevention is 100%. ...Read more

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I recently got a HPV or gardasil shot in my left arm. It has now been two days and symptoms of a reaction have developed. Please help!

I recently got a HPV or gardasil shot in my left arm. It has now been two days and symptoms of a reaction have developed. Please help!

Local reaction: Reactions at the site of injection occur with some frequency with almost any vaccine. If this continues to enlarge, be red and tender or if you have any symptoms such as fever or chills, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I already have HPV but my doctor will not give me the Gardasil shot because im not 21. Is there anywhere else that I can receive the shot?

Here are some ...: At Gardasil' s approval in 2006, it's recommended for females of 9-26 yrs and for males of 9-15 yrs. Up to 2008, 41 of the US States approved its use. Now, ?. Call and heck the MS's health policy. If it's not allowed, you may have go out of the State and pay out of the pocket. Best wish... ...Read more

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I have HPV-18. I have been cleared of all the other major STDs. I'm on my 2nd Gardasil Shot. Will HPV-18 go away or will I all ways have it?

Have it: HPV is a large family of viruses well known for their potential to hide in your tissues for life. The primary infection will clear in a couple of years but it can hibernate. The vaccine helps protect against strains you do not have but does not treat or clear what you do. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if I took the vaccine gardasil for HPV in 2008 how long does it take to wear off and do I need to get another shot again?

Gardasil: If you received 3 shots og gardasil over a six month period you adequately protected. If you did not have three shots you will have to start again assuming you are under 26 years of age ...Read more

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I think i only received two shots of the gardasil vaccine am i still protected against hpv?

Probably not: The recommendation for gardisil is all three vaccines within 6 months. There are no studies to suggest you will be protected after only 2 shots. The good news is, you don't need to start over, even if the time for your 3rd shot has passed. Call your physician and make an appt for your final vaccine. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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My now 18 year old daughter had the gardasil HPV shot 4 years ago. Since then she has flat warts on her leg. Bad?

My now 18 year old daughter had the gardasil HPV shot 4 years ago. Since then she has flat warts on her leg. Bad?

Different strain: The flat wart on the skin surface is caused by strains of the virus that are not in the vaccine. It has no particular significance.There are in excess of 100 strains, and only 4 that cause the major problems in humans are in the vaccine. ...Read more

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I am a 43 y/o lesbian who had very few sex partners (never with males). Should I get gardasil? I'm considering a relationship with an HPV + woman

Interesting choice: There is value to anyone when a vaccine can help prevent a medical condition. HPV is transmitted sexually by both genders in both gay and straight relationships. At your age, most insurers would not cover the shot series, and it does have a significant price tag. A blood test may indicate you are also positive as this germ can be carried for decades with no symptoms. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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I got the 3 gardasil shots, is that enough. And how common is HPV oral cancer in teenage girls in the US. Does the shot prevent it?

I got the 3 gardasil shots, is that enough. And how common is HPV oral cancer in teenage girls in the US. Does the shot prevent it?

Just 3: Three of the shots are all you need. Uncommon for oral & cervical cancer from HPV at your age. The shot prevents the 2 most common HPV serotypes that cause cancer, but not all of them. ...Read more

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