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Can I smoke marijuana after getting a HPV vaccine?

Can I smoke marijuana after getting a HPV vaccine?

If you must: The vaccine will still work if you smoke. Be aware that the benefit of the vaccine takes weeks to start working so don't let the buzz of the weed lead you to make other bad choices. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Would it be fine to smoke cannabis after recieving an HPV vaccine?

Would it be fine to smoke cannabis after recieving an HPV vaccine?

Won't alter vaccine: Your smoking will not alter the effectiveness of the vaccine. ...Read more

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Is HPV vaccine good or bad?

It is a good thing.: It is one more thing that can assist in protecting health. ...Read more

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When did HPV vaccine come out?

When did HPV vaccine come out?

2017 there are 3: The 1st Gardasil (4) was approved in 2006, Cervarix (2) was approved in 2009 and the second Gardasil (9) was approved in 2014. ...Read more

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Who should get the HPV vaccine?

Who should get the HPV vaccine?

Most people: It is currently approved and recommended for men and women ages 9-26. The chances of catching hpv the first time you have sex is almost 50% if your partner is not a virgin so it's best to get the hpv vaccine before you become sexually active. ...Read more

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Who all must get the HPV vaccine?

Who all must get the HPV vaccine?

Recommend ages 11-26: Hpv vaccine is recommended for all children at age 11 or 12 but is approved for use from 9-26 in both sexes. It's recommended for all girls through age 26 and for boys through 21 years of age (through age 26 for men who have sex with men). There are two vaccines. Both reduce the risk of cervical and anal cancer but the Gardasil also protects against two strains causing 90% of genital warts. ...Read more

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Should my son get the HPV vaccine?

Should my son get the HPV vaccine?

YES!: Yes, of course! The vaccine has been approved for men and boys for two years now (gardisil that is, Cervarix is not approved for boys/men yet). It is approved for the prevention of anal cancer and it's precursors caused by hpv and genital warts as well. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get the HPV vaccine?

100% Positive.: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding ...Read more

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Is it okay to receive four doses of HPV vaccine?

You only need 3doses: You only need 3 doses but if you get 4 by error it is ok ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: HPV vaccine?

Human Pappiloma viru: 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 months after 2nd dose. ...Read more

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What forms of HPV does the HPV vaccine protect you from?

What forms of HPV does the HPV vaccine protect you from?

HumanPappilomaVitus: It is vaccine to prevent infection with Human Pappiloma Virus which is responsible for causing Genital Warts and Cancer of Cervix, Anus and mouth ...Read more

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What are the side effects of HPV vaccine?

What are the side effects of HPV vaccine?

Minimal: Most women have no side effects. Some have a little discomfort at the site of the injection. Others feel fatigued for a day or so. That is normal. Your body is using energy to build an immune response which is what we want to happen. ...Read more

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Don? T understand side effects of the HPV vaccine?

Don? T understand side effects of the HPV vaccine?

Pain, soreness, syncop: HPV Vaccine is a safe vaccine inspite of the controversy surrounding due to ignorance of certain politicians
Like any vaccine it can cause pain at the site, local reaction and soreness and reported rarely Syncope after receiving the shot and that is very very rare ...Read more

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Is it safe to get HPV vaccine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to get HPV vaccine while breastfeeding?

Yes: According to the cdc (center of disease control) breast feeding women may get the hpv vaccine. ...Read more

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Why would a man get the cervical cancer HPV vaccine?

Why would a man get the cervical cancer HPV vaccine?

Prevent transmission: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding ...Read more

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Is the HPV vaccine good if you won't be having sex til married?

Is the HPV vaccine good if you won't be having sex til married?

Yes: Having your immune system ready to resist the cancer or genital lesion causing strains long before exposure gives you one less issue to worry about. Realize that in ones lifetime there can be exposures where you are not aware of a partners hidden past or not a willing participant. Cancer is a high price to pay for not being prepaired. ...Read more

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Will getting a HPV vaccine reduce my chances of getting vaginal cancer?

Will getting a HPV vaccine reduce my chances of getting vaginal cancer?

Yes!!!: Yes, at least 50%, or more, of all vaginal cancers are caused by hpv. That is in addition to essentially all cervical cancer, 50% of vulvar cancer, 70% plus of anal cacers, 70% of head and neck cancers and most non-melanoma skin cancers. Plus most abnormal paps and all genital warts. The vaccine works in 99.5% or receipients and is 95+% efficacious against vaginal cancer. ...Read more

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I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

Yes: Yes, both brands, gardisil and Cervarix contain hpv types 16 and 18, which together cause about 2/3s of all cervical cancer. So, while the shots will protect you to that extent, it won't protect you against all cervical cancer risk. But, that is still a tremendous reduction risk. ...Read more

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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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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 9 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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If you have had the HPV vaccine and have sex with an infected person can you still get it?

If you have had the HPV vaccine and have sex with an infected person can you still get it?

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

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Is it a good idea to get the hpv vaccine even without a spleen? Any side effects that are major?

Is it a good idea to get the hpv vaccine even without a spleen? Any side effects that are major?

No problem: Whether you have a spleen or not would not affect the outcome from HPV vaccines or any other vaccine although you will likely have lower or no response to vaccines consisting only of capsular antigens from the bacteria. ...Read more

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I am 65 and enjoy limited oral sex and french kissing. And I am not monogamous. Would I benefit from the HPV vaccine?

I am 65 and enjoy limited oral sex and french kissing. And I am not monogamous. Would I benefit from the HPV vaccine?

Not necessary: HPV is rarely transmitted by oral sex and probably never by kissing. Even with unprotected intercourse, new HPV infections are uncommon after the mid-twenties, which is why the HPV vaccine hasn't even been studied in people over age 26. It would be safe and probably would work, but really is unnecessary and probably not worth the expense. ...Read more

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Should a homosexual male get the HPV vaccine? It is confusing because I hear it can have serious side effects and only protects for five years.

Should a homosexual male get the HPV vaccine? It is confusing because I hear it can have serious side effects and only protects for five years.

Yes: The HPV vaccine is an anti-cancer vaccine protecting against most cervical cancers and probably against anal cancers caused by the same viruses. The vaccine is very, very safe but is expensive. With limited resources in healthcare, maybe girls should be offered the vaccine first, before the boys. At this time, the vaccine is recommended for all teens, both girls and boys. ...Read more

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I'm 19yrs old guy from INDIA. I never took HPV Vaccine. Should I get vaccinated now? In India HPV vaccination is not that common. Ppl don't take it

I'm 19yrs old guy from INDIA. I never took HPV Vaccine. Should I get vaccinated now? In India HPV vaccination is not that common. Ppl don't take it

Stay here or tourist: A person usually follows the vaccine recommendations of the country he is living in (not just visiting for a vacation). If just living in the U.S. for a few months, and not needing vaccinations for school, work, etc., he can follow his home country's recommendations. In the U.S., all persons from about age 11-26 are recommended to get HPV vaccines (but HPV risk if very low if one never has sex). ...Read more

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Is there a doctor in the Washington DC area who will give me (a 34 year old male) the new Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine? I will pay for it out of pocket.

Yes: I'm sure there are many. First...they should do an anal PAP to see what serotypes are present first. Male PAPS are becoming more and more popular and I use them extensively in my HIV practice by the dozens. ...Read more

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Can HPV vaccine prevent us from HPV till we're alive? Is it possible to get infected from HPV by getting vaccinated if some HPV is alive in the vaccine

Can HPV vaccine prevent us from HPV till we're alive? Is it possible to get infected from HPV by getting vaccinated if some HPV is alive in the vaccine

Not a living vaccine: The hpv vaccines contain material synthesized in a lab that recreates the material in the virus cell wall, it is not and never was alive. This material tricks the immune system into making antibodies against the cell wall as if it were the virus. Protection after a full series is thought to be for life. Its a bit to early to know for sure (only on market since 2006). ...Read more

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Shoud I get HPV vaccine if im 23 & married? Since I have, and will continue to have only one constant sexual partner, am I not at risk of new exposure?

HPV Vaccine: Insurance companies cover this not inexpensive vaccine to age 26.
I agree with you that, if both you and your husband are monogamous, the value of the vaccine is not as high as the general population. ...Read more

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