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Sex During Gardasil Treatments
Did she get warts in her throat from me? If my girlfriend has hpv/ genital warts she had gardasil treatment, and we have had sex, etc. And i got it from her at least im assuming I have it, i think i just had warts show a couple days ago, but not on my pe
Is it an emergency at this point to go to the obgyn? About four years ago i found out i had a HPV and i believe i went through with all my gardisil treatments but im not sure now that i look back the thing is im doing an internship in alabama and have no
HPV& cervical cancer: A woman with hpv should have a pap smear at least every year. In the last 4 years, you should have had pap smears with results communicated to you. It is prudent to go ahead and get routine pap smears to test for the presence of hpv or abnormal cells. You can typically make an appointment with a 'family planning' agency, where prices are lower and at times free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protection delay: It takes the body 2-3 weeks to develop protective antibody to a vaccine. This would apply to the gardisil. The first dose would start the process, but long term protection would require completion of the series. You can/will have sex when you do, but do not expect the protection to be available before that interval. ...Read more
Confusing question: The presence or absence of a gardisil shot does not define when most would have sex.If the question is how soon could you reasonably expect any benefit from the shot, that is 2-3 weeks after it is given.Exposure before it was given, or during that interval would not prevent acquisition of the germ.Failure to complete the 3 dose series would let the benifit gradually be lost. ...Read more
I abstained for 2 years prior to my 1st Gardasil shot & just received the 3rd. How long should I wait to have sex now that I've completed the series?
Anytime: The immunity after third dose of a series is already there and boosted further. But one should be aware all vaccines are not 100% reliable. The only way to be sure is to have ur self checked for HPV. Some tests are available but not yet in the U.S. But you have done your bit to minimize the risk as much as you can. ...Read more
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
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.
You : You have some protection from the first two shots and the third would boost that protection. If you are married and have only one sex partner, you will only be exposed to what (if anything) he carries. If he has latent infection with herpes or human pappiloma virus, you probably would have it by now anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer