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Hpv Vaccine For Men Over 26
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.
hpv is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. There are about 12, 000 new cervical cancer cases each year. ...Read more
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
Pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine for men that is soon 2 b/currently available.
should cover as many stains as poss not just 16&18?
Gardisil 9: In the US, the Gardisil 9 is the newest version of the HPV vaccine marketed by MERCK .It covers 9 strains of the HPV associated with disease, 7 more that the bivalent 16/18 vaccine. The US FDA approval is for age 9-26. Whether this is available or not in England is not something I have access to. ...Read more
I read in the Men’s Health that it’s wise to get the HPV vaccine as a male 26 or under. I’m going to be 27 in less than 2 months. Is it too late?
Not too late: A person can discuss with his doctor about his level of risk and whether or not the vaccine would make good sense to get. Usually, if a person is having new contacts (HPV is usually caught via physical contact of the genitals or the mouth), the vaccine is a good idea. Above age 26 years, insurance companies in the US might not pay for it (vaccine becomes a self-pay item). ...Read more
Prevent transmission: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding ...Read more
Can immunocompromised 27th year old man get HPV vaccine gardasil or cervarix who has no history of sexual activity?
Dear Docs,I'm 20yr old healthy man, Is it mandatory to get HPV vaccine before I turn 27?
HPV vaccination in my country (India) is not widely used.
Vaccine is advisable: Any of the HPV vaccines (whether bivalent, quadrivalent or nonavalent) will offer some protection against acquiring infections caused by some specific HPV strains and reduce your risks of developing lesions and tumors of your genital-perineal-anal tissues (penis, anus) and oropharyngeal tissues (mouth, tongue, throat) in the future. Avoiding "vaccine preventable diseases" is wise and recommended. ...Read more
Yes,but: You may actually benefit from the vaccine at any age beyond childhood.However, the 20+years it took to develop the vaccine and the rigorous standards it had to meet before approval meant a significant development cost goes into each dose. Many insurance carriers will only cover the cost if given during the specified ages that are part of the fda approval ( up to 26). Check before you ask for it. ...Read more
I am 27 years old and they say that HPV vaccine are for people from 9 to 26 so can I still take the vaccine ?
Yes: The vaccine would benefit anyone with a competent immune system at almost any age.However, since the company that made it only submitted data for the target group (9-26), FDA approval was for that group. Most insurers will only cover this in the "approved" age range as a way to limit costs.It is expensive. ...Read more
Can I still request to get the HPV vaccine after age 26? I don't see how it would suddenly not work after age 26
Yes: Vaccines and medications have age ranges that are approved by the FDA (government). The age ranges are based on the research studies, which means the effects of getting Gardasil vaccine after age 26 are less known, unknown, less safe, etc... A person can always request a vaccine, and many doctors will say NO, but some will say YES. It would be "off label", so it would be self-pay (not insurance). ...Read more
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
Varies: The raw cost of the vaccine to private docs was about $170 per dose (X3) in 2015. The charges for uninsured persons would vary from office to office & includes the storage & administration costs. Some insurance would cover it with a copay or co insurance cost. The best way to know what is available locally is to call the office. You won't be the first to call & ask. ...Read more
Recommend ages 11-26: Hpv vaccine is recommended for all children at age 11 or 12 but is approved for use from 9-26 in both sexes. It's recommended for all girls through age 26 and for boys through 21 years of age (through age 26 for men who have sex with men). There are two vaccines. Both reduce the risk of cervical and anal cancer but the Gardasil also protects against two strains causing 90% of genital warts. ...Read more
Fear is not rational: There are many factors that cause people top fear this vaccine. The truth is that the hpv vaccine is not a new technology. It is the same technology as the tetanus, hepatitis, measles and many other vaccines. The only vaccine side effect that is more common with hpv vaccine is fainting, so stay in your doctors office for at least 15 minutes after the shot. ...Read more
I Recommend: Most physicians recommend this vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a review of the adverse events following immunization for Gardasil between 2006 and 2008 and found advere effects similar to those observed for other vaccines. Despite recent concerns about safety, most experts continue to believe that the benefits outweigh risk. My daughters will get it. ...Read more
100% Positive.: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding ...Read more
Probably no need: Your profile shows you are 30 years old, beyond the recommended age of 26 for HPV vaccination. New HPV infections are uncommon after that, so the vaccine isn't likely to protect you. Do it only if your doctor recommends it because of special circumstances. However, all younger women should be vaccinated, so do it if your profile is wrong and you're under 26, and especailly if teen or early 20s. ...Read more
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