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Is it safe to get the HPV vaccine if you have hpv?

Is it safe to get the HPV vaccine if you have hpv?

Safe/yes: The newer Gardasil HPV vaccine helps protect against 9 strains of HPV, 2 related to genital warts and 7 associated with cervical cancer. It is doubtful you would have had past infections with all these strains. Your doc may know which strains you have acquired. The vaccine would not hurt you & would not treat or effect your prior HPV. It could help prevent these other strains. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Is it ok to have sex before I get the HPV vaccination?

Is it ok to have sex before I get the HPV vaccination?

Yes, but: the people at the clinic where you get the shot may frown on that. If I were you I'd take care of that before you get to the clinic; preferably before you leave the house. ...Read more

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If I have an HPV vaccination is it still possible to get HPV if my sexual partner has HPV or does the vaccination protect me from that?

If I have an HPV vaccination is it still possible to get HPV if my sexual partner has HPV or does the vaccination protect me from that?

Depends: There are dozens of HPV strains a vaccine would only help protect you from acquiring a strain contained in the vaccine.If your partner brings a different strain into the relationship, you can become infected with that strain.The newest HPV vaccine contains 7 strains associated with cancer & 2 strains associated with genital warts.These are the most troublesome strains. ...Read more

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What to do if not sure whether I should get the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer?

What to do if not sure whether I should get the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer?

Depends: If you are in a monogamous relationship with a monogamous partner, at a listed age of 49, there is little need. You would also likely have to pay the entire cost of the 3 shot series out of pocket, as most insurers won't cover at that age. If you may be exposed in the future, and do not have HPV, it may be a benefit. ...Read more

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Regarding genital warts, is it impossible to get them if you've had the HPV vaccine ?

Regarding genital warts, is it impossible to get them if you've had the HPV vaccine ?

Incorrect: There are many strains of hpv virus that are capable of causing genital warts. The hpv vaccines protect against 2 or 4 of the more common / more worrisome hpv strains. Warts caused by other strains of hpv are still possible. The vaccine gives good protection against the 2 strains most responsible for causing cervical cancers. ...Read more

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Can i get HPV from HPV vaccine? Is it possible for the HPV vaccine shot to give me the HPV virus? .

No, : No, you cannot get hpv from the hpv vaccination. The hpv vaccination prevents the virus, and prevents the types of cancer that the virus can cause, such as vaginal, rectal, and oral cancers. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the HPV virus even if you are not sexually active?

Is it possible to get the HPV virus even if you are not sexually active?

Not likely, but...: The hpv virus is very easily transmitted from person to person. Fingers, mouths, sharing sex toys without washing in between are all thought to be ways of transmitting hpv. ...Read more

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Can you get HPV orally if you had the HPV vaccines already?

Can you get HPV orally if you had the HPV vaccines already?

Yes: The hpv vaccines are less than 100%but the chace of getting it is reduced. Effective, so it is possible to contract the disease even after vaccination, . ...Read more

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Is it okay that i get the HPV shot?

You choose: The present HPV vaccine helps protect people from 9 strains of the HPV, but only if they have never been infected by them. It is given as a series of injections to yield long term benefit. It was approved to target the 9-16yo age group. At a listed age of 53, you are not in the target group.It would not hurt you, but may have minimal value. You would likely have to pay the hefty cost (>$200/dose) ...Read more

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Is It Safe To Get Pregnant If You Have HPV? Can It harm The baby? I Have No Warts Or Physical symptoms

Is It Safe To Get Pregnant If You Have HPV? Can It harm The baby? I Have No Warts Or Physical symptoms

Yes: Studies years ago showed as many as 70% of college age women had evidence of prior HPV. HPV is a localized tissue infection that does not spread through the blood, so babies only potential for exposure is during delivery.Wart strains can be passed during labor/delivery if delivering vaginally. To date, we have no confirmation that non-wart strains are passed to any newborn. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, if I am allergic to the pertussis vaccine is it safe to get a meningitis vaccine?

It may not affect at: All, many antibiotics are safe to take when preg so assuming you took a safe one then u should be fine, if u took ones that are not then your OB can discuss possible complications with you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the measles vaccine while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the measles vaccine while pregnant?

MMR after delivery: The measles vaccine (MMR) is a live-virus vaccine, so it is not given to pregnant women or to women just about to become pregnant. It can be given to the mom after her baby is born. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get hepatitis a vaccine if I am immunocompromised?

Is it safe to get hepatitis a vaccine if I am immunocompromised?

Depends: There are different hep a vaccines and some have different contraindications. Depending on your degree of immunocompromise, the vaccine may still be safe but also may be less effective. ...Read more

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If someone already had shingles is it safe to get the zoster vaccine and can it prevent another outbreak?

If someone already had shingles is it safe to get the zoster vaccine and can it prevent another outbreak?

Can be given age 50: The fda recommends it be offered at age 50 & up. The cdc has not weighed in on the lower age group & still stayed at the 60 year old recommendation for now, partly out of concern for supply. At age 50, there is a better immune response meaning more people can mount a good reaction to the vaccine (69% vs 50%) & become immune to shingles. The shot is very expensive but I do offer it to 50 year old's. ...Read more

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If you already have hpv, is the gardasil shot necessary?

If you already have hpv, is the gardasil shot necessary?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status since you still may derive some benefit from the vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to get the measles vaccine?

Is it safe for pregnant women to get the measles vaccine?

MMR after delivery: The measles vaccine (MMR) is a live-virus vaccine, so it is not given to pregnant women or to women just about to become pregnant. It can be given to the mom after her baby is born. ...Read more

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Should I get the the gardasil vaccine if I have hpv?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status. ...Read more

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What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

Yes It is recommende: Tdap Vaccine contains antigen for thre diseases T for Tatanus D for Diptheria P for Pertusis (Whooping Cough)I It is recmmended to be given to Pregnant Mothers between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation to pass the passive immunity for Pertussis to the New Born Even if she has had this vaccine ...Read more

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What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

What is in a tdap vaccine? Can you get it while pregnant?

3 diseases in one: This contains tetanus vaccine, diptheria vaccine and attenuated ( softened) pertussis vaccine. Yes! We want pregnant moms to be immunized for pertussis. This kills babies. ...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


Hpv Vaccine (Definition)

Hpv vaccine is given to boys and girls from 9 years age to 26 years age to prevent infection with 2 types of hpv that causes 75% of cervical cancer and 90% of genital warts it is given in series of three shots, 2nd after 2 months of first and 3rd four ...Read more