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Doctor insights on: Hpv Vaccine For Men Over 26

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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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Why would the HPV vaccine only be pushed for women, when its known to do this to men?

Why would the HPV vaccine only be pushed for women, when its known to do this to men?

For both: It is indicated for specific age groups in both males and females. It protects against cervical cancer caused by certain strains of hpv in females and genital warts caused by the hpv strains in males. ...Read more

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Why would a man get the cervical cancer HPV vaccine?

Why would a man get the cervical cancer HPV vaccine?

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

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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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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.

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

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Can you still get the HPV vaccine after age 26 in united states? Turning 26 sunday....

Can you still get the HPV vaccine after age 26 in united states? Turning 26 sunday....

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

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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 ?

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

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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

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

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I am 26 years and 4 months old can I get benefit by taking HPV vaccine or I am too late?

I am 26 years and 4 months old can I get benefit by taking HPV vaccine or I am too late?

HPV Never too old: You may have to pay for it. But, the hpv vaccine is vital for any sexually active adult. Even if you are already infected with hpv there is enough evidence that this vaccine provides some protection that every single person who is or will be sexual should have it. ...Read more

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Is HPV vaccine good or bad?

It is a good thing.: It is one more thing that can assist in protecting health. ...Read more

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When did HPV vaccine come out?

2017 there are 3: The 1st Gardasil (4) was approved in 2006, Cervarix (2) was approved in 2009 and the second Gardasil (9) was approved in 2014. ...Read more

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Who should get the HPV vaccine?

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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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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How much does HPV vaccine cost ?

How much does HPV vaccine cost ?

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

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Who all must get the HPV vaccine?

Who all must get the HPV vaccine?

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

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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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Should I get the HPV vaccine at 25?

Should I get the HPV vaccine at 25?

Yes!: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women ...Read more

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Why are some scared of the HPV vaccine?

Why are some scared of the HPV vaccine?

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

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What is your opinion on the HPV vaccine?

What is your opinion on the HPV vaccine?

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

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Do you think I should get the HPV vaccine?

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

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Can HPV go away after you taken a HPV vaccine.

No. : If you are already infected with the human papilloma virus, getting the vaccine cannot cure the infection. It may prevent other strains of infection, however. This is why it is so important for kids to get vaccinated well before there is any chance of them getting hpv infection . ...Read more

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How can i know i should take anti hpv vaccine?

How can i know i should take anti hpv vaccine?

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

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Could there be a cutoff age for the HPV vaccine?

Could there be a cutoff age for the HPV vaccine?

From 9 to 26 years: This vaccine is approved by fda for ages 9 to 26 years and these are the ages presently we use this vaccine for. ...Read more

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Is it okay to receive four doses of HPV vaccine?

You only need 3doses: You only need 3 doses but if you get 4 by error it is ok ...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


Hpv Vaccine (Definition)

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 ...Read more