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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

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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Is the gardasil vaccine bad for women?

Is the gardasil vaccine bad for women?

No: It is a safe and effective vaccine approved for men and women between the ages of 9 and 26. ...Read more

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Can immunocompromised 27th year old man get HPV vaccine gardasil or cervarix who has no history of sexual activity?

Can immunocompromised 27th year old man get HPV vaccine gardasil or cervarix who has no history of sexual activity?

HPV vaccine: can be given to individuals who are compromised, male or female. Ideally patients should be vaccinated before the onset of sexual activity, so it would seem administering HPV vaccine at this time (series of 3 doses) would be a good idea. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Apples to oranges: Gardisil covers 4 strains of HPV while Cervarix covers 2.There are 2 strains commonly associated with cervical cancer that are covered by both.The extra 2 strains in Gardisil are associated with genital warts.Since the warts are an unpleasant and sometimes painful experience, I prefer the Gardisil. There is a newer Gardisil in development that is supposed to cover up to 12 strains. ...Read more

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How many percent a woman is prone to HPV hu isnt yet vaccinated compared to a woman who received HPV vaccine?

How many percent a woman is prone to HPV hu isnt yet vaccinated compared to a woman who received HPV vaccine?

Quite a number: Prior to vaccine availability, studies showed 70% of women in their early to mid 20's were antibody positive to hpv. Studies reveal 99% of recipients developed protective antibody within a month after the third dose. Actual life experience of those receiving vaccines has not been fully tested. ...Read more

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Can 52years old woman receive vaccination for ca cervix?

Can 52years old woman receive vaccination  for ca cervix?

Depends: This would not be a common use.It would not hurt, but may provide little benefit at that age.It doesn't prevent cervical cancer if you have already acquired the strains.It only helps keep you from getting it if given before exposure.Insurers won't cover it when given "off label" or outside the 9-26 age range. At >$200/dose X3 most would balk at the out of pocket expense. ...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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Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Yes: The pneumoccal vaccines (more than one) are composed of non living material and pose no risk to the developing fetus.They can be given as indicated at any point in pregnancy. Some practitioners avoid use in the first trimester out of a sense of caution, but there are no documented problems when it has been given during that period. ...Read more

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Is HPV vaccination done for kids too?

Is HPV vaccination done for kids too?

Starts At Age 9YEARS: This is series of three doses and 1st dose can be given as early as 9 years age ...Read more

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Is the HPV vaccine required for men over 26 ?

Is the HPV vaccine required for men over 26 ?

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

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Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for those at higher risk). It reduces the risk of anal cancer in boys and girls as well as the risk of cervical cancer in girls. Hopefully it will reduce some other hpv related cancers. The Gardasil hpv also reduces sexually transmitted warts by 90%. ...Read more

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Can a virgin who has also gotten the HPV vaccination, gardasil, develop cervical cancer? 18 y/o

Can a virgin who has also gotten the HPV vaccination, gardasil, develop cervical cancer? 18 y/o

Gardasil: Since gardasil protects against certain strains only, it is still possible to develop cervical cancer.Gardasil is about 80 percent effective ...Read more

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Who should get the HPV vaccine?

Most people: It is currently approved and recommended for men and women ages 9-26. The chances of catching hpv the first time you have sex is almost 50% if your partner is not a virgin so it's best to get the hpv vaccine before you become sexually active. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Might help: There are at least 2 strains involved in those cancers and any of the available HPV vaccines can help prevent them, if given prior to exposure to those strains.After you acquire HPV from a problem strain, the vaccine cannot cure or remove it from your system. ...Read more

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What percent of girls in europe get HPV vaccine?

What percent of girls in europe get HPV vaccine?

Answer by company: A better question to ask primary care docs.Also may get a rough estimate from the manufacturer. ...Read more

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I've had the female HPV vaccination. How effective is this against cervical cancer?

I've had the female HPV vaccination. How effective is this against cervical cancer?

Very effective!: Congratulations on being vaccinated against HPV! It is one of the most effective vaccines ever developed, virtually 100% against the 2 HPV types that cause about 70% of cervical cancers. One of the two vaccines (Gardasil) also prevents genital warts. In the next year or so, there will be a new vaccine that covers additional types, preventing over 90% of the cancer-causing HPV infections. ...Read more

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Are guys recommended to take HPV vaccinations? Is it that only women are susceptible to hpv?

Are guys recommended to take HPV vaccinations? Is it that only women are susceptible to hpv?

Yes & No: Yes, cdc recommends that boys 11-12yo & men up to 26yo receive hpv vaccination (but can be as young as 9yo). No, women aren't only ones susceptible to hpv. Men can get it, too. Check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.Htm & http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/stds-hiv-safer-sex/hpv-vaccine-19345.Htm for more info on hpv & vaccines. ...Read more

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If i only have one sexual partner all life, and the woman's only sexual partner ever is only me? Does it mean that HPV vaccination is redundant?

If i only have one sexual partner all life, and the woman's only sexual partner ever is only me? Does it mean that HPV vaccination is redundant?

Maybe,maybe not: If this is the way it will be forever i'd say yes.But given human nature, i tend to believe even loving relationships can have rough times & a person can have a period of weakness that might result in an exposure.Cancer is a hard price to pay for a chance exposure. For me, any vaccine is only good if given long before any exposure. ...Read more

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I've had the female HPV vaccination. How effective is this against cervical cancer?

Very effective!: Congratulations on being vaccinated against HPV! It is one of the most effective vaccines ever developed, virtually 100% against the 2 HPV types that cause about 70% of cervical cancers. One of the two vaccines (Gardasil) also prevents genital warts. In the next year or so, there will be a new vaccine that covers additional types, preventing over 90% of the cancer-causing HPV infections. ...Read more

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Is the HPV vaccination important?

YES !!!!: Only if you want to try to prevent 70% of the cases of cervical cancer in the usa and a number of cases of anal cancer. ...Read more

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Where Can I get a HPV vaccination ?

FromYourMD/Clinic: You can get HPV Vaccine from your Doctor in his/her office or from a Clinic ...Read more

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Is HPV vaccination done for kids too?

Starts At Age 9YEARS: This is series of three doses and 1st dose can be given as early as 9 years age ...Read more

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Male 33, Can i go for HPV vaccination (Gradasil 9).

Male 33, Can i go for HPV vaccination (Gradasil 9).

Yes and no: I find that anyone with a competent immune system can benefit from this vaccine if they expect to be sexually active.No need if celibate.However, the vaccines approval from the FDA came for age 9-27.If asked I would give it "off-label" but the designation means most insurers would not cover the cost.This is over $200 /dose/x3 to the doc before you factor in nursing,supplies,record keeping. ...Read more

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How many times do I need to get the HPV vaccination?

How many times do I need to get the HPV vaccination?

3 shot series: The Gardasil quadrivalent vaccine is given as a 3 shot series over a 6m period. ...Read more

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Are there any special risks with the HPV vaccination?

Are there any special risks with the HPV vaccination?

Minor ones: Some people experience pain at the site, may faint, but no serious adverse effects direclty attributable to the vaccine are known. ...Read more

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Could i potentially have my HPV vaccination at a hospital?

Could i potentially have my HPV vaccination at a hospital?

Maybe,maybe not: The hpv vaccine is expensive and not part of many hospital protocols like flu containment or pneumonia vaccines for older patients or tetanus shots in the er. It is not available through the hospitals in my location. ...Read more

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What are the risks with the HPV vaccination?

What are the risks with the HPV vaccination?

Pain,soreness,syncop: HPV Vaccine is a safe vaccine inspite of the controversy surrounding due to ignorance of certain politicians Like any vaccine it can cause pain at the site,local reaction and soreness and reported rarely Syncope after receiving the shot and that is very very rare ...Read more

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How can I know if my daughter should get the HPV vaccination?

Food for thought: For decades, women have done pap smears to try to find cervical cancer early while it was still curable. This was long before the link to HPV.Studies document as many as 70% of college age women have been exposed. The current Gardasil 9 helps the body develop protective antibodies to 7 strains responsible for >90% of these cancers. To me the answer is obvious. ...Read more

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Should children have an HPV vaccination before they enroll in school?

Yes: Yes, if they are of age - meaning anywhere from 9-26 years old, i would highly recommend getting this vaccine. Its highly efficacious but only works if you get the vaccine prior to getting infected. Get the shot well before you "need" it for the best protection! ...Read more

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Does HPV vaccination confers lifelong immunity? Some journal says it is only for 5 years

Unknown: The vaccine hasn't been around long enough for research studies to show whether the vaccine confers lifelong immunity. It does seems quite effective. So far we do know that the vaccine is effective for at least 10 years. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on the HPV vaccination for children entering the seventh grade being mandatory?

Not mandatory: I am not a fan of making this shot a mandatory vaccine, and favor keeping it as a strongly recommended vaccine for all children. This is mainly because its a virus spread through a voluntary action (sexual contact) that affects mainly teens and adults through a consented behavior and not passed to innocent and brief contacts. ...Read more

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If one partner has hpv vaccination and the other hasn't gotten the vaccination yet , what are the risks?

If one partner has hpv vaccination and the other hasn't gotten the vaccination yet , what are the risks?

No vaccine is 100%: effective;also,depending on which HPV vaccine was given,only certain strains are covered.So, although the partner who has had the vaccine is mostly covered, it is possible that the unvaccinated partner could contract the virus and spread it to the vaccinated partner.To increase the protection,all 11-26 year olds should have the HPV vaccine & use condoms for maximum available protection. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccination work if you've had sex before you got it?

Does the HPV vaccination work if you've had sex before you got it?

No problem: The effectiveness of the vaccine will not be compromised if you have had or going to have sex before or after the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you go for the HPV vaccination after you have become sexually active?

Yes indeed!: As you seem to know, the HPV vaccine is most effective when given before young people become sexually active. However, at age 22 it is unlikely you have been infected with most of the HPV types prevented by the vaccine; all sexually active people below age 26 should be immunized. Congratluations for considering it. Now follow through and see your doctor about vaccination. Good luck! ...Read more

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Younger sister just had HPV vaccination and now has a fever is this typical?

Younger sister just had HPV vaccination and now has a fever is this typical?

Yes: The most common side effects of the vaccine are fever, nausea, vomiting, fainting, dizziness, and mild or moderate pain, swelling, itching, and redness at the injection site. Drinking alcohol may intensify these effects. If fever persists beyond 48 hrs call your doctor. ...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