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How can the HPV shot work?

How can  the HPV shot work?

Immunity: The injections work by causing an immune reacion to the type viruses in the injection. There is a bivalent (two viruses) and a quadrivalent (four virus) vaccine. This covers most of the viruses causing anogenital carcinoma in men and women but not all viruses! ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Do you get the hpv shot every year.

Do you get the hpv shot every year.

No: It is a series of 3 doses given within 6 months.That completes the series. At some point in years to come there may be a need for a booster, but for now, that is not the case. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i get the HPV shot?

Is it okay that i get the HPV shot?

Yes if indicated: Hpv shot is indicated between 9 and 26 years of age and if you fall in this age group gt the shot. ...Read more

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I'm 25, is it still worthwhile to get the HPV shot?

I'm 25, is it still worthwhile to get the HPV shot?

Absolutely!: The hpv vaccine protects against a virus that is responsible not only for genital warts, but for almost all of cervical, penile, and anal cancers, as well as 70% of mouth and throat cancers. It's better to get the vaccine now rather than never! ...Read more

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Do I have to get the second round of the HPV shots?

See below: Hpv injections usually is a series of injections, not just one injection. ...Read more

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Are there any secondary effects or risk to the HPV shot?

Are there any secondary effects or risk to the HPV shot?

None in my patients: There is nothing unusual about gardasil. It is a newer vaccine, so is just as safe as the meningitis, hepatitis, or flu shots. Fainting after shots or blood draws has always happened to a few people in medical settings, so that's not news. In the U.S., 3000-4000 women die each year from cervical cancer, now a vaccine-preventable disease. Somebody's wife, daughter, or mother dies each 2.5 hours! ...Read more

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For what length of time can you wait inbetween HPV shots?

Recommendations are: Hpv vaccines are administered in a 3-dose sched. The 1st then 1-2 months later, the 2nd dose, then the 3rd 6 months after the first dose. Wait at least 4 wks between the 1st & 2nd doses. Wait at least 12 wks between the 2nd & 3rd doses. Remember 24 wks between the 1st & 3rd doses. If you miss a dose in series, don't restart, just continue. ...Read more

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I got two hpv shots but never the third. How does that effect me?

I got two hpv shots but never the third. How does that effect me?

It gives protection: Getting 2 HPV shots offers good protection against the strains fo HPV that cause genital warts, cervical cancer, or anus cancer. One can ask her primary care doctor if a third dose of vaccine is needed. If unsure, it is usually fine to go ahead and get a third dose. A third dose should increase one's antibody levels for better and longer-lasting protection. ...Read more

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If you took a shot when you were 13 or 12 for HPV how long does it last ?

Hpv vaccine: You needed three hpv shots to be fully covered for a possible life time. If you did not have three shots you are not covered ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone already as hpv, and you get the HPV shot, what will happen?

Can you tell me if someone already as hpv, and you get the HPV shot, what will happen?

Shot may still help.: There are more than 100 strains/types of hpv. The hpv vaccines that are available protect against just a few strains. In general, vaccines do not 'fight' hpv stains that a person might already carry, but vaccines might prevent that person from acquiring infections from new / additional strains. Hope that this explanation helps. ...Read more