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Should I Get The Gardasil I Am Married
Maybe, maybe not: Everyone is at risk for catching the HPV strains that Gardasil protects against. The amount of risk ranges from almost none to very high. A married person, where neither spouse has the viruses (hard to tell) and neither spouse will catch the virus from a 3rd person (even harder to tell), is at very low risk for catching it. He or she can get the vaccine for peace of mind, or just for protection. ...Read more
This is the term for the legal/religious contact between two individuals who make a committment to each other, sometimes out of love, but sometimes for financial or other reasons. It is not defined in the bible and marriage in fact is a recent development of the past 400 years or so related to property ...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.
I received gardisel shots but the person I want to be with and get married got gential warts will it be dangerous for me in future as in getting cance
Hard to say: There is evidence that the strains involved with genital warts differ from those that trigger cancer. If you received the Gardisil series before your exposure to the strains involved with both, you may avoid both. If your partner has a wart strain not in the vaccine, you may be at risk for warts, but there is also the possibility you have cross protective immunity and avoid it. ...Read more
Yes and no: There is no evidence at this time of fetal harm from gardasil, and there probably never will be as it's not a live vaccine, but the manufacturer recommends waiting until after you deliver before starting the series. ...Read more
Pediatricians: Most pediatricians offer it to their eligible patients. ...Read more
Yes: In our real world, unexpected events occur every day. Human papilloma virus vaccine protects girls and women, regardless of how they come into contact with the viruses. America is a very safe country, but unfortunately, "date rape" and violent assaults happen from time to time. Criminals do carry HPV viruses, and can infect their victims. HPV vaccines are protective in any situation. ...Read more
Gardasil indications: Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, recommends vaccination for people age 9-26 years for prevention of some of the strains of HPV that cause genital warts and certain cancers. It will not treat the infection if it has already been transmitted, but may offer protection from getting infected with other strains. ...Read more
2 months: The second dose needs to be 2 months (or 8 weeks) from the first dose. Having it too soon may or may not be as effective. It's best to follow the regular schedule. The third dose is 6 months from the first one. If you miss the date for the 2nd or 3rd, you just continue from that point (starting over is not needed) ...Read more
May help, coverage?: The target group for the Gardasil shot are those never exposed to hpv, as early as 9yo. The benefit may remain for anyone at any age who is sexually active, but insurance plans may only cover age groups listed as the target groups by the cdc or council on immunization practices. The vaccine is expensive, in excess of $150/dose before it gets into my office so some balk at paying out of pocket. ...Read more
Depends: The vaccine is likely effective for anyone with a mature and competent immune system. Your listed age is 43, and that should apply. However, the original FDA approval was for age 9-26, and many health insurers will not cover this outside this age range. It is an expensive vaccine, requiring more than 20 years to develop and assemble the data to get FDA approval. ...Read more
Ages 9-26 years: Gardasil is a vaccine to prevent cancers and warts caused by 4 strains of HPV virus. It is approved for females ages 9-26 years. Recently, it got approved for males also. Since most genital area HPV infections are from sexual contact, girls younger than age 9 don't need the vaccine yet. Some doctors wait until girls are teens before giving the vaccine, as that is when sexual activities can begin. ...Read more
4 months after 2nd: Gardasil is a vaccine to prevent cancers and warts caused by 4 strains of HPV virus. It is approved for females ages 9-26 years. Recently, it got approved for males also. Some doctors wait until girls are teens before giving the vaccine, as that is when sexual activities often begin. The second shot is 2 months after the first, and the third shot is 4 months after the second. ...Read more
The way it works: The pattern for the HPV vaccine was defined over more than 20 years of testing before it was approved for use. To get long term benefit (many years) you must get the 3 doses. After 1 dose, you may have some benefit for a year or so, the company didn't release that data but don't expect any long term benefit. ...Read more
Partial protection: Because the research studies were done with 3 doses of Gardasil, it is not known how much antibody protection, and for how many years, a person would have with just one shot. There should be some protection. New studies are being done, especially for developing countries (due to the high cost of the vaccine), to see if just one or two doses are adequately protective. ...Read more
Poor protection: The protection created by series vaccines like Gardasil are tested & confirmed to provide a satisfactory level of protection for many years only when the series is completed. Failure to complete the series will result in some who are not protected or whose protection disappears over time. The series can be resumed with an extended delay & still yield benefits. ...Read more
No: The age that the vaccine is given does not appear to affect the side effects. At this point, I have read that over 35 million doses have been administered with no discernible issues. ...Read more
Yes.: Gardasil is a vaccine against certain strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). It prevents infection with high risk types of the virus that increase the risk of cervical cancer and genital warts. Gardasil in not a form of birth control. If you're asking should you get pregnant after vaccination, the recommendation is to wait at least 30 days. ...Read more
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