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Doctor insights on: Sex During Gardasil Treatments

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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

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

Site specific: Genital warts are rather site specific. They are known to show up on external genital skin like the labia and penis, the vocal cords, and at the lip margin in immune depressed HIV patients. Gardasil is not a treatment for anything. It is a vaccine that can help prevent someone from getting new strains of HPV. The only way to verify she has anything in her throat is for an ENT to evaluate her. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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When can you have sex after gardasil?

When can you have sex after gardasil?

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

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How soon after gardasil can you have sex?

How soon after gardasil can you have sex?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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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Would i be unwise to wait until my gardasil vaccine has taken effect to have vaginal sex?

Would i be unwise to wait until my gardasil vaccine has taken effect to have vaginal sex?

Gardasil: This would be the best thing to do, you are not being a nerd at all. You are being careful and wanting to protect yourself. Good for you. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am a 43 y/o lesbian who had very few sex partners (never with males). Should I get gardasil? I'm considering a relationship with an HPV + woman

I am a 43 y/o lesbian who had very few sex partners (never with males). Should I get gardasil? I'm considering a relationship with an HPV + woman

Interesting choice: There is value to anyone when a vaccine can help prevent a medical condition. HPV is transmitted sexually by both genders in both gay and straight relationships. At your age, most insurers would not cover the shot series, and it does have a significant price tag. A blood test may indicate you are also positive as this germ can be carried for decades with no symptoms. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Gardasil work after one shot?

Gardasil work after one shot?

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. ...Read more

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Where do you get the gardasil shot?

Where do you get the gardasil shot?

Usually in the arm: I suppose you could ask for it to be given somewhere else, but it is usually given in the upper arm. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel really sick after my gardasil shot?

What to do if I feel really sick after my gardasil shot?

Talk to your doctor: Common reactions to the Gardasil HPV vaccine include local swelling and reactions and sometimes fever. Fainting is also reported. The vaccine is a very important one to help prevent cervical cancer but major adverse reactions may be a contraindication to receiving it again. You should speak with the doctor/office who gave the shot directly. ...Read more

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I realized I took the second and third dose of Gardasil at the time time. Is that okay?

THE BOOSTER EFFECT: The time sequence advised for vaccines is one that has been tested to provide the best long term benefit. Like studying que cards, your immune system needs a reminder spaced at certain intervals. If you doubled up on the 2nd shot, you don't get much more than just one 2nd shot .If you don't get the 3rd on schedule, protection will likely fade within a couple yrs. The 3rd might get you another 25+ ...Read more

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Is it okay to miss a gardasil shot by a few days?

Yes: The vaccination schedule is 3 shots at 0, 2, and 6 months. If you miss your scheduled shot by 1-2 days it's ok. Just schedule a visit with your doctor as soon as possible to complete the vaccination series. ...Read more

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I have to take gardasil and menactra together. Is that okay?

I have to take gardasil and menactra together. Is that okay?

Yes: Both can be given at the same time and will not interfere with the benefit of receiving either vaccine. ...Read more