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Hpv Vaccine (Overview)

Hpv vaccine is given to boys and girls from 9 years age to 26 years age to prevent infection with 2 types of hpv that causes 75% of cervical cancer and 90% of genital warts it is given in series of three shots, 2nd after 2 months of first and 3rd four months after 2nd dose.


Hpv Vaccine (Overview)

Hpv vaccine is given to boys and girls from 9 years age to 26 years age to prevent infection with 2 types of hpv that causes 75% of cervical cancer and 90% of genital warts it is given in series of three shots, 2nd after 2 months of first and 3rd four months after 2nd dose.


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What exactly is the HPV vaccine?

What exactly is the HPV vaccine?

Vaccine for virus: Vaccine for virus called human papilloma virus. That virus cause all genital warts and is responsible for lots of cancers - all cervical cancers, as well as a bulk of anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It also causes most non-melanoma skin cancers and most head and neck cancers. Gardisil is approved to prevent genital warts and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer and annals cancer. ...Read more

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

The hpv vaccine for adolescents and young adults is the closest thing we have to a cancer vaccine. ...See more

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Should my son get the HPV vaccine?

Should my son get the HPV vaccine?

YES!: Yes, of course! the vaccine has been approved for men and boys for two years now (gardisil that is, Cervarix is not approved for boys/men yet). It is approved for the prevention of anal cancer and it's precursors caused by hpv and genital warts as well. ...Read more

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What should I tell my 20 year old about the need for HPV vaccine?

What should I tell my 20 year old about the need for HPV vaccine?

Should be vaccinated: About 80% of sexually active young adults have hpv. It is very contagious, very widespread, and condoms don't protect very well against it. The virus causes genital warts and cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, anus, mouth/throat. The vaccine is safe and effective and the sooner it is given the better. All young people should get vaccinated. ...Read more

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Pre-teens: tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), hpv (human papilloma virus), mcv4 (meningitis). ...See more

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Is it safe to get HPV vaccine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to get HPV vaccine while breastfeeding?

Yes: According to the cdc (center of disease control) breast feeding women may get the hpv vaccine. ...Read more

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How long after HPV vaccine before you can safely masturbate?

How long after HPV vaccine before you can safely masturbate?

No Restrictions: There are restrictions to masturbate or have sex after HPV Vaccine You can masterbate any time without any wait ...Read more

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Make sure vaccinations are up to date. ...See more

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How much time does injection site pain usually last after a dose of gardasil (hpv vaccine)?

How much time does injection site pain usually last after a dose of gardasil (hpv vaccine)?

Injection Site: The injection site shouldn't pain you longer than 3-4 days. If pain continues or if injection site is inflammed see you doctor ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


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