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HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Will the doctor tell your parents after a HPV vacination test if you're not a virgin or not if your under 13?
Why?: The hpv vaccination is just like any other vaccination; you don't have to undergo a pelvic exam before it. If you have a standard pelvic exam, you can always request your doctor not tell your parents about your virginity status, as it is really impossible to tell whether a broken hymen was done through sex, or through normal activity such as exercise, tampon use, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No limit BUT: The hpv vaccine is meant to be given three doses over 6-12 months with at least 4 months between dose 1 and 3. You should try to get the dosing done at the right times, but if you cannot you do not ever need to restart the series, just complete the series as directed once you can. There is no period that is too long in between, but do your best to complete is 6-12 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It would be nice but the immune system does not work this way. In ideal circumstance you will get the first dose followed by a 2nd dose 2 months later and the 3rd dose 4 months after that. If you miss a dose you start where you left off and do not have to start over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have discovered I have hpv. What are the percentage risks to my health and to my boyfriend? Can he get a simple vaccination?
HPV: Most of the time hpv infection does not cause any significant issues. Hpv may cause genital warts (or skin warts) but may not cause any symptoms at all. There are some strains of hpv that greatly increase the chance of cervical or penile cancer. There is a vaccine for 4 strains of hpv but it is only given. ...Read more
If me and my wife are virgins and we are faithful to each other, is it possible not to get the HPV vaccinations? There are some journals against it
Immunize: No one forces you to do so. The problem is that in the modern world, there is not always a true gurantee of virginity. Why? Fear, embaressment can lead to misleading information and hpv infection.And with almost 50% of marraiges ending in divorce, who knows about the future. Cynical view? Maybe, but we have to be realistic. Immunize. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer