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Doctor insights on: Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Controversy

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How much does the human papillomavirus vaccine cost without insurance?

How much does the human papillomavirus vaccine cost without insurance?

Expensive series: The 4 strain product given as a three dose series , costs the private physician $140-150 per dose from the supplier. Handling costs and injection fees must be added but the final cost will vary by region & local cost of living factors. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

No: The goal of a vaccine is to train your immunity to be aware of an organism - viral or germ - and produce a killing response so when the real infection enters your body it will be dealt with quickly. If you already carry the HPV infection - the vaccine will not eliminate it ...Read more

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Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA. 4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?

Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA.   4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?

HPV vaccine: The hpv shot are a series of 3, did you get the entire cycle? The menactra is protection again meningococcal meningitis so would not effect you chances of hpv at all. The vaccine is effective against HPV types 16 and 18 which cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers, and against HPV types 6 and 11 which cause approximately 90% of genital warts. ...Read more

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Can you please define human papillomavirus?

Can you please define human papillomavirus?

Common virus: Human papillomavirus is the virus that causes different types of warts and also can cause cervical cancer. There are multiple subtypes of the virus, and certain one are associated with certain types of diseases. ...Read more

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Who is at the most risk for the human papillomavirus and why?

Who is at the most risk for the human papillomavirus and why?

Risks of HPV: Two strains are associated with cervical, oral & anal cancer and 2 with genital warts. The virus is a somewhat stealth agent that can pass easily in spite of condom use. It can also go unnoticed & hibernate for years before transforming local cells to produce cancer. The fact that it is out of sight makes the cancer strains more worrisome. Any sexually active person can get it. ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know what tests detect human papillomavirus.

Testing: Testing for HPV is generally a DNA test done on a pap smear or a sample collected like a pap and not a blood test. There are several ways that this can be done and you can test for the high and/or the low risk strains of the virus.Hybrid capture is one of the more frequent methods used in the US but not the only one. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

DNA analysis: Testing is primarily performed if there is concern that the hpv strain is one with a risk for future uterine cancer. There are > 100 different strains of hpv, type 16 &18 are the severely risky ones, a few others are of intermediate risk. Most are fortunately harmless. Test is by swabbing cervical area of vagina and usually performed together with a pap test. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is HPV (human papillomavirus)?

Viral infection: There are many (dozens) of types of human papilloma virus, some of which result in genital warts (which is where it gets its name) and some of which can cause cervical dysplasia (a pre-cancerous change of the uterine cervix). These are sexually transmitted and are very common. Tests for hpv can be done at the time of a pap smear. ...Read more

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If a pregnant girl has bad HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby natural?

If a pregnant girl has bad HPV (human papillomavirus) can she have her baby natural?

Probably: Many women have hpv and have no problems with delivery. If there are many and very large warts present at the vagina it may be advisable to proceed with a cesarean delivery just to avoid trauma to the area. That really is quite rare. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more