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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?

I have not had cervical cancer vaccination HPV (human papilloma virus) please help me!?

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

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How does the new medication gardasil help treat HPV and cancer?

How does the new medication gardasil help treat HPV and cancer?

Doesn't treat it: Gardasil is a vaccine which includes strains of the virus known to cause hpv & related cervical, vaginal, anal & throat cancers.If given prior to infection, the body develops protective levels of antibodies. These antibodies will stop the germ from infecting you if exposed later. The vaccine does nothing to treat anyone after they have the germ in their system or have a related cancer. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

A different "H": The human papiloma virus that causes hpv and many other issues is very different from the herpes simplex virus that causes herpes. As such, the vaccine for hpv does not prevent herpes. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Does the HPV vaccination in adult men prevent HPV associated oral and laryngeal cancers?

Might help: There are at least 2 strains involved in those cancers and any of the available HPV vaccines can help prevent them, if given prior to exposure to those strains.After you acquire HPV from a problem strain, the vaccine cannot cure or remove it from your system. ...Read more

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How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

Genital warts: The hpv types that cause external visible warts (hpv types 6 and 11) rarely cause cancer. Other hpv types (most often types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35) are less common in visible warts but are strongly associated with penile and vulvar intra-epithelial neoplasia (pre-cancerous changes) and squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the genital area especially cervical cancer and less frequently invasive vulvar c. ...Read more

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What all cancers does HPV vaccine prevent?

What all cancers does HPV vaccine prevent?

Many: Hpv isbest known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. ...Read more

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Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Apples to oranges: Gardisil covers 4 strains of HPV while Cervarix covers 2.There are 2 strains commonly associated with cervical cancer that are covered by both.The extra 2 strains in Gardisil are associated with genital warts.Since the warts are an unpleasant and sometimes painful experience, I prefer the Gardisil. There is a newer Gardisil in development that is supposed to cover up to 12 strains. ...Read more

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Is cervical cancer vaccine okay?

Is cervical cancer vaccine okay?

Strongly favor: Before pap smears, 30000 women died in the usa every hear from cancers caused by hpv, and today keeping this at bay required great inconvenience and expense. Only a few extremists are opposed to this, as some folks were to treating syphilis with penicillin. Even a woman who never has a partner or was a virgin along with her husband can be raped and infected. It protects men as well. ...Read more

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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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I've had the female HPV vaccination. How effective is this against cervical cancer?

I've had the female HPV vaccination. How effective is this against cervical cancer?

Very effective!: Congratulations on being vaccinated against HPV! It is one of the most effective vaccines ever developed, virtually 100% against the 2 HPV types that cause about 70% of cervical cancers. One of the two vaccines (Gardasil) also prevents genital warts. In the next year or so, there will be a new vaccine that covers additional types, preventing over 90% of the cancer-causing HPV infections. ...Read more

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Should I get the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer? Any negative side effects?

Should I get the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer? Any negative side effects?

Sadly, Too Old: The HPV vaccine is a great prevention to avoid getting this common sexually transmitted disease. However, the vaccine is only approved up to age 26. ...Read more

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I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?

Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...Read more

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Can the HPV vaccination be a treatment for genital warts?

No: Vaccination is a preventative not a curative measure. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which HPV vaccineworks better gardasil or cervarix?

Any suggestions on which HPV vaccineworks better gardasil or cervarix?

You be judge: The Gardasil has been on the marker longer and covers both cancer related strains in the Cervarix plus 2 strains that cause painful external genital warts. If your only interest is the cancer, either will do. I prefer and only stock the gardasil. ...Read more

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Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

It can: Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has hpv also. Therefore hpv is associated with and increases the risk of getting these cancers including anal cancers. Hpv is sexually transmitted and there is a vaccine to help prevent it. ...Read more

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Side effects to getting vaccinated for cervical cancer?

Painful but safe: Pain at the injection site, light-headedness / fainting, and feeling somewhat unwell are the known side-effects. People have gotten seriously sick afterwards but no strong trend linking particular illnesses to the vaccine has been demonstrated with numbers, and the science piranhas look hard for these. ...Read more

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How does the new medication gardasil help treat HPV and cancer?

Doesn't treat it: Gardasil is a vaccine which includes strains of the virus known to cause hpv & related cervical, vaginal, anal & throat cancers.If given prior to infection, the body develops protective levels of antibodies. These antibodies will stop the germ from infecting you if exposed later. The vaccine does nothing to treat anyone after they have the germ in their system or have a related cancer. ...Read more

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I got the 3 gardasil shots, is that enough. And how common is HPV oral cancer in teenage girls in the US. Does the shot prevent it?

I got the 3 gardasil shots, is that enough. And how common is HPV oral cancer in teenage girls in the US. Does the shot prevent it?

Just 3: Three of the shots are all you need. Uncommon for oral & cervical cancer from HPV at your age. The shot prevents the 2 most common HPV serotypes that cause cancer, but not all of them. ...Read more

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Can a person (male/female) who already carries HSV1or2, vaccinate Gardasil to prevent or lower the risk of getting other STDs, HPV or cancer etc.?

Can a person (male/female) who already carries HSV1or2, vaccinate Gardasil to prevent or lower the risk of getting other STDs, HPV or cancer etc.?

Absolutely: The HSV viruses are herpes simplex. Gardasil will help prevent you getting any of the HPV viruses, a different family, that you have not already contracted. It's a good idea. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a virgin who has also gotten the HPV vaccination, gardasil, develop cervical cancer? 18 y/o

Can a virgin who has also gotten the HPV vaccination, gardasil, develop cervical cancer? 18 y/o

Gardasil: Since gardasil protects against certain strains only, it is still possible to develop cervical cancer.Gardasil is about 80 percent effective ...Read more

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Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those. ...Read more

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If I had the Gardasil HPV vaccine administered before I was sexually active, does that protect me from HPV related oral/throat cancers once sexually active?

If I had the Gardasil HPV vaccine administered before I was sexually active, does that protect me from HPV related oral/throat cancers once sexually active?

Some: The earlier Gardasil provides protection against 2 of the main strains involved with the cancers you list.A new Gardasil(9) has included other strains that cover 5 more strains that are associated with rare forms of cancer. No vaccine is 100% protective so you should maintain a normal pattern of health exams regardless of vaccination status. ...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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Will getting a gardisil shot protect me from genital HPV and other HPV strands that cause cancer if i already have genital warts caused from hpv?

Will getting a gardisil shot protect me from genital HPV and other HPV strands that cause cancer if i already have genital warts caused from hpv?

It will not protect : You from the type of hpv you have now but can protect form other strains of hpv there are many different strains and the gardisil protects against 2 strains the 2 most common strains taht cause genital warts - one of which you already have and the 2 most common strains that cause cervix cancer please s=discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Can gardasil or cervarix give you a false positive HPV test ?

No: Gardasil is a vaccine. There are many subtypes of hpv which Gardasil does not cover. So yes you can still have an hpv test that can be positive. Please note also that Gardasil is a 3 part series vaccine to be truly effective. ...Read more

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How likely is the contraction of HPV after having the gardasil shot?

Low but present: Guardasil very effective in preventing many strains of hpv infection, particularly those strains causing most cervix cancer cases. There are >100 strains of hpv, including some cancer inducing strains not prevented by guardasil. Thus chances of getting hpv infection during or after unprotected sex are more than negligible. Please be warned, use protection against all forms of std including hpv. ...Read more

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Could my girlfriend carry the HPV viruses from gardasil and pass it on to me?

HPV spread sexually: The hpv virus is a sexually transmitted infection and it is spread sexually. The Gardasil vaccine does not give anyone the virus. It causes an immune response to protect against the virus. If your girlfriend has hpv she can spread it to you. Her having the vaccine can not hurt you. ...Read more

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What do we do if my bf has been w someone w hpv? We haven't had sex yet. I've had the 3 gardasil shot

What do we do if my bf has been w someone w hpv? We haven't had sex yet. I've had the 3 gardasil shot

Look for other STD's: If 2 people haven't had sex but know about each other's contact with hpv+ people, that means the couple talks about std's (communication is good!). A man can get Gardasil to prevent getting the 4 vaccine strains, but the shots won't get rid of hpv strains he already has. More importantly, the couple is talking, so they can go together to their doctors to be checked for other std's, like chlamydia. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I have hpv or herpes. The bumps don't look like either, and I've been tested for herpes before. Also never got gardasil. ?

I'm not sure if I have hpv or herpes. The bumps don't look like either, and I've been tested for herpes before. Also never got gardasil. ?

Herpes vs. HPV: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are viral infections that cause skin lesions. Herpes can appear on the mouth as cold sores (HSV1) or around genitals (HSV2). HPV can occur anywhere on the body. Herpes can cause ulcerated, black-ish lesions while HPV causes smooth round warts (see images). HPV does have a vaccine that (Gardasil) protects against some (not all) HPV strains. ...Read more

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Hw can my last paps tests b normal if i hav been diagnosed with abnornal cells and then HPV before? Does my bfriend hve HPV as well? Can tke gardasil?

Hw can my last paps tests b normal if i hav been diagnosed with abnornal cells and then HPV before? Does my bfriend hve HPV as well? Can tke gardasil?

Normal is true: Most women under 20 who have abnormal cervical cells as a result of hpv infection revert to normal later on as their immune system gets cranked up against the virus. If new recommendations to avoid paps under age 20 had been in place when you were 17 you may have been spared some time, money and worries. But do keep up with paps. Gardasil's best before hpv exposure occurs. Boyfriend-maybe exposed. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm almost 25 years old, i had my first two gardasil HPV shots in 2008. Do I have to get the last one? Is it a must? I'm married and i only had 1 sex partner in my life and i'm not going to have more, he is healthy and me too.

Hi, i'm almost 25 years old, i had my first two gardasil HPV shots in 2008. Do I have to get the last one? Is it a must? I'm married and i only had 1 sex partner in my life and i'm not going to have more, he is healthy and me too.

Yes: The recommendation is to get all three hpv vaccinations so you are protected from the most harmful hpv viruses. Please get the third dose so you will be protected. You don't know what the future will bring and it is best to be all the way protected! ...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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Will I be protected against HPV after my 2nd shot of gardasil?

Will I be protected against HPV after my 2nd shot of gardasil?

Not completely: Studies have shown that full immunity and complete benefit is only achieved in individuals who receive all three injections of the Gardasil vaccine. The vaccination schedule is at 0, 2, and 6 months. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get the Gardasil shot for HPV? Im only 19.

Here are ...: Gardasil (for 6, 11, 16 &18 strains) has been recommended for males of 9-15 yrs and for females of 9-26 yrs as proved in June 2006 in the US. ...Read more

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Can you pass HPV on to your partner if you have already had the gardasil shot?

Depends: If you have pre-existing hpv infection prior to the Gardasil vaccine or if you acquire a different type of hpv (other than 16, 18, 6, or 11), you could pass it along to your partner. Gardasil protects from the 4 hpv types mentioned above, which are linked to 90% of genital warts and 70% of all cervical cancers. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

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