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If Youre A Virgin Do You Need An Hpv Vaccination
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
Yes and no: I find that anyone with a competent immune system can benefit from this vaccine if they expect to be sexually active.No need if celibate.However, the vaccines approval from the FDA came for age 9-27.If asked I would give it "off-label" but the designation means most insurers would not cover the cost.This is over $200 /dose/x3 to the doc before you factor in nursing,supplies,record keeping. ...Read more
Is there a point in getting an HPV vaccination if you're waiting till your married to lose your virginity anyways?
Yes, get it now.: Hpv vaccines are beneficial if you get them before you become sexually active. If you are already considering marriage, you are expecting to be sexually active in the near future. There is no reason to wait having the vaccine. The vaccine should work just as well in adults as it would in children. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Pain,soreness,syncop: HPV Vaccine is a safe vaccine inspite of the controversy surrounding due to ignorance of certain politicians Like any vaccine it can cause pain at the site,local reaction and soreness and reported rarely Syncope after receiving the shot and that is very very rare ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food for thought: For decades, women have done pap smears to try to find cervical cancer early while it was still curable. This was long before the link to HPV.Studies document as many as 70% of college age women have been exposed. The current Gardasil 9 helps the body develop protective antibodies to 7 strains responsible for >90% of these cancers. To me the answer is obvious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, if they are of age - meaning anywhere from 9-26 years old, i would highly recommend getting this vaccine. Its highly efficacious but only works if you get the vaccine prior to getting infected. Get the shot well before you "need" it for the best protection! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unknown: The vaccine hasn't been around long enough for research studies to show whether the vaccine confers lifelong immunity. It does seems quite effective. So far we do know that the vaccine is effective for at least 10 years. ...Read more
What's your opinion on the HPV vaccination for children entering the seventh grade being mandatory?
Not mandatory: I am not a fan of making this shot a mandatory vaccine, and favor keeping it as a strongly recommended vaccine for all children. This is mainly because its a virus spread through a voluntary action (sexual contact) that affects mainly teens and adults through a consented behavior and not passed to innocent and brief contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If one partner has hpv vaccination and the other hasn't gotten the vaccination yet , what are the risks?
No vaccine is 100%: effective;also,depending on which HPV vaccine was given,only certain strains are covered.So, although the partner who has had the vaccine is mostly covered, it is possible that the unvaccinated partner could contract the virus and spread it to the vaccinated partner.To increase the protection,all 11-26 year olds should have the HPV vaccine & use condoms for maximum available protection. ...Read more
Can there be a point in getting a HPV vaccination if your waiting till your married to lose your virginity?
Will it matter: Hpv is one of those nasty stealth germs that can pass during sex with or without "protection". Once you pick up a strain it will stay with you forever & you may not know you have it.. Your partner may not know they have it as no obvious sores or symptoms are needed to be contagious. Only if the vaccine is given before exposure do you have any protection, & then not untill 3-4 wks after 1st dose. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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