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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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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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?

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?

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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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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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?

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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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

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Can there be a point in getting a HPV vaccination if your waiting till your married to lose your virginity?

Absolutely Yes: There is no guarantee that the person you marry is a virgin and was never exposed to the human papilloma virus (hpv). Even if he is your only exposure, you could become infected and would be at increased risk for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a point in getting an HPV vaccination if you're waiting till your married to lose your virginity anyways?

Is there a point in getting an HPV vaccination if you're waiting till your married to lose your virginity anyways?

Yes, get it now.: Hpv vaccines are beneficial if you get them before you become sexually active. If you are already considering marriage, you are expecting to be sexually active in the near future. There is no reason to wait having the vaccine. The vaccine should work just as well in adults as it would in children. ...Read more

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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