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Hpv Virus Vaccination
My girlfriend did the first dose of HPV gardasil vaccination, the vaccination is consist of dead viruses right? So nothing to worry about?
Gardasil is not made: from actual viruses at all. It is made from recombinant viral-like particles, so if you are worried about transmission of the virus from having the vaccine, it is not a concern. This is a very important vaccine to get. If you are between 11 and 26 years of age (which it looks like you are), you should also have it. ...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
How ?: You have provided no useful information as a basis for an answer. If you never had the hpv vaccine, consider yourself likely exposed and infected. Regular pap smears have been the mainstay of cervical cancer screening for decades, and you should follow that program. Years from now the vaccine may decrease the need for annual paps, for now, most need them. ...Read more
What to do if I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?
Routine Paps: You are too old for the HPV vaccine (sad to say that at our age, huh?!) If you are not in a monogamous relationship and are sure your partner is as well, then you should use a condom during sex. Second, you should have a yearly Pap to pick up any changes in your cervix that may be caused by HPV to catch things earlier rather than later. ...Read more
Well no, but: The gardisil vaccine contains types 16 and 18 which cause 2/3rds of all cervical cancer and another half of vaginal, vulvar and anal cancers. It also has types 6 and 11 which cause 90% of gential warts. So other types not in the vaccine can still infect you but it may prevent your risk for warts by a ton but not completely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HPV Vaccines: Unfortunately not; the quadrivalent vaccine gardasil, for example, additionally, only protects against acquiring 4 common strains - 6, 11, 16, & 18. Once infected with any of these strains, or other strains, not covered by the vaccine, it is ineffective in eradicating the virus. ...Read more
Not in 1st stage: For most this can have no symptoms and clear itself within the first 2 years, only to remain in hibernation in your body.Some strains have been associated with cervical, penile, anal and throat cancer that could arise decades after the 1st infection.So for most this is a minor inconvenience, for a rare few it is deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: When present, hpv infects the lining of the vagina and cervix. Hpv does not impact the ovaries or the lining of the uterus (parts of the female genital tract involved in menstruation). Hpv can cause warts, premalignant changes and in some instances malignancies of the cervix, vagina, and skin around the pelvis / anus, but having hpv generally does not impact menstruation. ...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