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Is it a good idea to give my child the gardisil vaccine?

Is it a good idea to give my child the gardisil vaccine?

Yes: Hpv affects 1 in 11 girls and can be spread by sexual assault. It causes 95% of cases of cervical cancer which can be virtually eliminated with this vaccine. Here is a little about the vaccine http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=vpaqsn4e528. ...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


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I recently had a colposcopy due to a pap that showed hpv, with a cancer free result. I am in my 50's and wonder if getting an off-label gardasil vaccine is a good idea or a waste of money?

I recently had a colposcopy due to a pap that showed hpv, with a cancer free result. I am in my 50's and wonder if getting an off-label gardasil vaccine is a good idea or a waste of money?

Good thinking yet no: data from human trials. Vaccines work by alerting immune system responses to foreign chemical structures on surface of virus/bacteria, ones not encountered previously. Little data exists on repeated challenging with related structures when person has already had clinically apparent versions of the disease. Larger issues=complexity of immune system (brain control 24/7) responses poorly understood. ...Read more

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Is giving your child gardasil HPV vaccine kind of like giving them permission to have sex?

Is giving your child gardasil HPV vaccine kind of like giving them permission to have sex?

No: Hpv is only one of more than a dozen illnesses that can be transmitted through intercourse & actually only covers 4 of dozens of strains of that virus, the ones associated with cancer of genital warts. Some may want to think of that way to hide from the reality of sex. Males & females can acquire the germ & keep it in their system for decades before it returns to cause cancer. ...Read more

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Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

No: No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings. It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears. ...Read more

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Is there a doctor in the Washington DC area who will give me (a 34 year old male) the new Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine? I will pay for it out of pocket.

Is there a doctor in the Washington DC area who will give me (a 34 year old male) the new Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine? I will pay for it out of pocket.

Yes: I'm sure there are many. First...they should do an anal PAP to see what serotypes are present first. Male PAPS are becoming more and more popular and I use them extensively in my HIV practice by the dozens. ...Read more

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How much protection does the HPV vacine gardasil give you ?

How much protection does the HPV vacine gardasil give you ?

Gardasil: In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause approximately 90% of genital warts cases. Also helps against 70% of vaginal cancer and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against approximately 90% of genital warts cases. ...Read more

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What is gardasil vaccine used for?

What is gardasil vaccine used for?

HPV Vaccine: Gardasil is a vaccine against human papilloma virus. Hpv is one cause of cervical cancer. The vaccine is given to girls and boys age 9-26 years of age. Hpv is transmitted through exchange of body fluids including semen and vaginal secretions. All 3 doses should be completed prior to any sexual activity. ...Read more

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Is the gardasil vaccine bad for women?

Is the gardasil vaccine bad for women?

No: It is a safe and effective vaccine approved for men and women between the ages of 9 and 26. ...Read more

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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