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Testing Positive For Hpv After Vaccine
If someone tests positive for HPV can you get the vaccine (or something else) and have it completely ridded from ur body?
Not at all: HPV is a family containing dozens of DNA virus strains, many of which infect genital tissue. The HPV is well known for its potential to remain in your body forever in hibernation after it initially clears in 2-3 years. It can and does reactivate in some. Any vaccine must be taken weeks before exposure to prevent infection and none will kill the germ after you have it. ...Read more
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
Is there a cure for HPV I am scared I have contracted HPV and I don't know what to do if I test positive for HPV can I still take the vaccines?
No cure: There is a vaccine that can prevent 4 strains of the hpv, but it must be taken before exposure and given time to create protective antibodies before it is protective. Administration after exposure will not cure or stop you from getting a strain you were already exposed to. It will protect you from other strains you have not encountered. ...Read more
No visible warts now but I may be hpv positive. Does masturbation spread the virus? Can I masturbate in between getting vaccine?
HPV infection: I'm not sure how you would know you "may be HPV positive" if you don't have warts. If you are the partner of someone with genital HPV (e.g. an abnormal pap smear), you may or may not be infected. But if you see no skin abnormalities, you needn't worry at all. Everyone gets HPV, usually several times; by age 48, for sure you have had it, and also too old for vaccine. Masturbation causes no harm. ...Read more
Hpv and precancerous cells in pap test if I tested positive for one of the strains of HPV that is preventable by the vaccine and did the pap test and the doctor said I have precancerous cells, can this be something that can go away on its own? I was told
Multiple???? 's: Precancerous cells are often linked to prior HPV. The newest vaccine (G9) helps protect against 7 strains linked to cancer but only if you get the vaccine before the infection. HPV strains usually clear after the primary infection heals in a year or two. But the germ can remain & cause cancer. Precancerous cells means you need to be followed closely, and may need them cut out in the future. ...Read more
Complex Mechanism: The two vaccines are "attenuated". This means that only a portion of some hpv strains are attached to molecules that activate your immune system. You are not given a complete hpv virus, but only a part to train your body's immune system to recognize and target the virus strains. It does not treat cancer. For complete details, please visit http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/index. ...Read more
Prevent carriers: Males can get penile cancer 1% of the time from hpv. 50% of head and neck cancers are now due to hpv. Anal cancers are about 25% related to hpv and of course they can spread it to girls who have a 30% chance of getting cancer from hpv. To stop this disease we need to vaccinate everyone. ...Read more
Depends: There are dozens of strains of hpv but those of most interest include the 4 in the gardasil. If you completed the series before you were exposed to any of these strains, you are not likely to ever get them or pass them. Any strain you acquired before the vaccine could still be passed. ...Read more
Probably not: This is unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
According to...: ...Genticel, they are in Phase 2 trials now, expected to end in about 2 years. Phases 3 and 4, necessary for approval, probably take a couple of years each. ...Read more
There Is 10% Chance:
You are 48 years old and past the age limit for HPV VaccineGardasil was approved for use in 2004, at that time you were 37 years old and vaccine is approved for 9 to 26 years of age
Answer to your question if you have had HPV Vaccine before you were sexually active you get protection against 4 common HPV types which cause 90% of genital wars but not against 36 others. So there is still 10% window ...Read more
Yes: There is more than 1 strain of hpv, or human papilloma virus, that can lead to cervical or other cancers. Even if you know you have one strain it is beneficial to get the vaccine, which is now recommended for boys as well. A good adult iphone/ipad app resource for screening and vaccine information is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
See below: HPV vaccines fall into 2 broad categories: preventive and therapeutic. Preventive vaccines prevent infection with the virus and therapeutic vaccines treat the infection, the precancerous changes, or the cancer in individuals who are already infected. There are currently several therapeutic vaccines in Phase 2 (and possibly early Phase 3) trials against HPV-16 and 18 which cause most cervical Ca. ...Read more
Can I still pass HPV if I get the vaccine why would a dr tell me to get the vaccine after exposure?
Antibodies: For several reasons. First the vaccine prevents hpv that is deadly. It creates antibodies that may boost the immune system's response to hpv viruses in general. There are more than 140 strains of hpv but four of these strains cause 95% of the cancers. Get the vaccine. It is vital. ...Read more
My wife is 30 years old. Should she take vaccine against HPV or did she become overage for the same.
Only to age 26: The vaccine is only approved to give through age 26. While it likely would not be harmful for her to have it, the window of opportunity for it doing her any good has passed by the time you get to her age. Best now she just have routine pap tests to screen for cervical cancer. Get your hpv vaccine while you are young, preferable before starting sexual relationships. ...Read more
I've never gotten any vaccines since I was 5 years old. Is it to late to get a HPV shot? I have no insurance. I'm an independent contractor.
Is HPV one of the vaccines that you have to get as a child before you start going to school? As a child there's certain vaccines you need to start scool
Not required: The HPV vaccine is not one of the required vaccinations to attend school. It is recommended for all males a females 9-26 years old. It decreases the risk of genital warts, cervical, vaginal, penile and anal cancer. It may also help prevent some types of mouth and throat cancers too. ...Read more
Had HPV gardisil vaccines in 2011, 2012, & 2014. But 2 weeks ago, got tested NEG for HPV 16 & 18 but POS for 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68. How?
Avoid the viruses: There are many, many strains of HPV viruses out there. Only 4 bad strains were in Gardasil. New Gardasil 9 has the 9 strains that worry doctors the most. However, a person MUST stop herself from catching the other strains and all the other STD's by using her own wisdom, willpower, and plain ol' smarts. A person catches all these things from others, so stick with one very clean partner. ...Read more
Can the hpv procervic (genticel) can be used in men as for women as the therapeutic vaccine once if its clinically approved? And when willit be approved
Pending approval: GTL001 (ProCervix) clinical trials are still underway and it looks as if the trials are only available to women. I would imagine if the trials go well, that it would eventually be tested and offered to men. Women are at risk for cervical cancer and thus it makes sense at this point to test and administer the vaccine to women first. ...Read more
I got all 3 of my vaccines in 2011, 2012, 2014 & tested pos for HPV 31-68 (except 32, 34, 36-38, 40-44, 46-50, 53-57, 60-65, 67) 3 wks ago. Thought I am immune?
Stay with 1 partner.: If you got the Gardasil vaccine, you have some immunity to the HPV strains 6, 11, 16, and 18. There are many, many other strains that are not in the vaccine. The 4 strains in the vaccine cause most of the cervical cancer problems, but the vaccine has been improved, and now contains 9 strains. So, if a person is UNABLE to have safe sex, limited to one partner, she can ask her doctor about Gardasil-9. ...Read more
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
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
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