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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. Shari Jackson
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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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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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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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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

Depends: it's not that the vaccine doesn't work. It's just that it's not as effective at preventing cervical cancer if you have already been exposed to it. ...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

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