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Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

A different "H": The human papiloma virus that causes hpv and many other issues is very different from the herpes simplex virus that causes herpes. As such, the vaccine for hpv does not prevent herpes. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Antibodies for varicella zoster IgG positive, and varicella IgM negative, means immunity for shingles or just for chicken pox?

Antibodies for varicella zoster IgG positive, and varicella IgM negative, means immunity for shingles or just for chicken pox?

Both: Varicella and zoster are the same virus. Chickenpox occurs with the first exposure to the virus and zoster is the re-activation of the virus that has been lying dormant in the body as a result of some significant stress to the body. ...Read more

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Can i get HPV from HPV vaccine? Is it possible for the HPV vaccine shot to give me the HPV virus? .

Can i get HPV from HPV vaccine? Is it possible for the HPV vaccine shot to give me the HPV virus?

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No, : No, you cannot get hpv from the hpv vaccination. The hpv vaccination prevents the virus, and prevents the types of cancer that the virus can cause, such as vaginal, rectal, and oral cancers. ...Read more

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If vaccinated before becoming sexually active, does HPV vaccine save us from HPV infection for life?

If vaccinated before becoming sexually active, does HPV vaccine save us from HPV infection for life?

Mostly: It prevents infection with the strains that are most likely to cause cancer, and some of the strains that cause warts. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes HSV-2 lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Can genital herpes HSV-2 lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Initial no 2nd, yes: Initial exposure with lesions will be evident within 2 weeks. Secondary recurrence can lay dormant for long periods of time before reemerging. ...Read more

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Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Apples to oranges: Gardisil covers 4 strains of HPV while Cervarix covers 2.There are 2 strains commonly associated with cervical cancer that are covered by both.The extra 2 strains in Gardisil are associated with genital warts.Since the warts are an unpleasant and sometimes painful experience, I prefer the Gardisil. There is a newer Gardisil in development that is supposed to cover up to 12 strains. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more

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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read more

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Is a vaccine needed for japanese encaphilitis virus?

Is a vaccine needed for japanese encaphilitis virus?

Are you traveling?: Japanese encephalitis is endemic in se asia but not in north america. A vaccine is available and may be appropriate depending on your travel plans. See a travel clinic and take their advice as to prevention for this and other exotic infections. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Is it safe to give herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Moot point: There is absolutely no rationale for giving the zoster vaccine to someone with ongoing active zoster. ...Read more

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How effective is the varicella vaccine for preventing chicken pox?

How effective is the varicella vaccine for preventing chicken pox?

85% AND 100%: 1 Dose of varicella vaccine is 85% effective at preventing any form of Varicella(Chicken Pox) And 100% effective in preventing severe form of chicken pox It means if 15% odds you get varicella it will be really mild as you have some immunity ...Read more

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Could herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Could herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Why ?????: Giving the vaccine to anyone with active shingles would be a waste of time, resources and effort. It would not treat the infection or benefit the recipient in any way. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for chicken pox?

Is there a vaccine for chicken pox?

Yes there is: Yes there is a Vaccine for Chicken Pox and is given to children at age of 12to18 months and booster at 4to6 years age ...Read more

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Is there a pediatric vaccine for hpv?

Is there a pediatric vaccine for hpv?

Yes: The quadrivalent Gardasil hpv vaccine should be given to children prior to any sexual activity, usually given around age 11. ...Read more

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Hi,Is there a available vaccine for herpes.I take acyclovir 400mg twice a day.The medication isn't successful.

Hi,Is there a available vaccine for herpes.I take acyclovir 400mg twice a day.The medication isn't successful.

No vaccine: At this time there isn't an available vaccination for the herpes virus. Even if there were, vaccinations protect you from acquiring a virus/illness - if you already have HSV a vaccination would not change that. ...Read more

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Why 3 shots of Cervarix for HPV? Will this last forever and I don't need to get the shots again? And is there a vaccine for Herpes?? I have HPV 16

Why 3 shots of Cervarix for HPV? Will this last forever and I don't need to get the shots again? And is there a vaccine for Herpes?? I have HPV 16

Immune stimulation: Research has shown dependable long term immunity with the three dose series while one or two would not consistently provide that benefit. Such is true with some vaccines, which push your immune system to work, but do not have the same stimulant effect as the actual disease.The infection would be a continuous trigger. No herpes vaccine is currently available. ...Read more

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How to know if researchers are working on a vaccine/cure for herpes simplex viruses?

How to know if researchers are working on a vaccine/cure for herpes simplex viruses?

At this time: At this time, there is no vaccine or cure for herpes, although researches are continuing their efforts. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

A different "H": The human papiloma virus that causes hpv and many other issues is very different from the herpes simplex virus that causes herpes. As such, the vaccine for hpv does not prevent herpes. ...Read more

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Please advise what is known about herpes vaccines/cures currently being tested/developed?

Please advise what is known about herpes vaccines/cures currently being tested/developed?

See below: To date, there is no effective vaccine against the infection with herpes virus-1 or herpes virus-2 (genital herpes). Several therapeutic vaccine trials have been conducted to "boost" natural immunity in persons with prior HSV-2 infection in an effort to decrease recurrences without consistent beneficial results. ...Read more

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I heard there is herpes vaccine trial? Soon....Is it true? I just contracted HSV 1 and passed to my gf. I cannot help feeling guilty. I <3 her :/

I heard there is  herpes vaccine trial? Soon....Is it true? I just contracted HSV 1 and passed to my gf. I cannot help feeling guilty. I <3 her :/

Yes: Every ongoing trial in the us is listed on http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ you can view the ongoing herpes vaccine trials there. ...Read more

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Does any one know anything about the herpes zoster vaccine?

Does any one know anything about the  herpes zoster vaccine?

Shingles vaccine: About 30 percent of the population eventually has herpes zoster. About 15 percent of them have involvement of the tissue around the eye which can leave some people visually impaired. The vaccine is about 80 percent effective. Given the frequency of infection and possible severity the vaccine is recommended for anyone over age 50. If you have had shingles it is unlikely that you will get herpes zos. ...Read more

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Can herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active zoster?

Can herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active zoster?

No: No, someone with active zoster will not benefit from the herpes zoster vaccine, which is used for prevention, not treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the herpes zoster vaccine and gardasil?

What is the difference between the herpes zoster vaccine and gardasil?

HPV vs VZV - vaccine: Human Papilloma Virus is responsible for cervical cancers & a host of other (rare) cancers as well. Good to get protected against that -esp. if you're young. Shingles vaccine (herpes zoster vaccine) protects against the chickenpox virus that causes zoster or 'Shingles'. No one wants to get that, although the data suggests we have a 1/3 life time risk. I believe in prevention -both vaccines r safe ...Read more

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Could herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Why ?????: Giving the vaccine to anyone with active shingles would be a waste of time, resources and effort. It would not treat the infection or benefit the recipient in any way. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give herpes zoster vaccine be given to an elderly with active herpes zoster?

Moot point: There is absolutely no rationale for giving the zoster vaccine to someone with ongoing active zoster. ...Read more

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Do I need shingles vaccine if I might have had genital herpes?

Do I need shingles vaccine if I might have had genital herpes?

No: Totally unrelated! shingles vaccine is recommended for those over the age of 65. There is no vaccine for herpes, a totally different virus. ...Read more

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What are the effects of s.T.D.S, herpes, and aids?

What are the effects of s.T.D.S, herpes, and aids?

Multiple: Too numerous to discus here. Best is to search the cdc website. Most have neurologic side effects with opportunistic infections ultimately causing death after overwhelming the immune system. ...Read more

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Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

No reason not to: The present form of the vaccine was not available to infants born in the 60's, but i see no reason for them not to get it. In fact, i believe it is required for most health care systems to offer it to any personnel that have patient contact whatever their age. ...Read more

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In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

In the U.S., what vaccines are mandatory for children to attend school?

School vaccines: With the exception of certain exemptions, 4 doses of IPV (last after 4th birthday), two doses of MMR and Varicella, 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 5 doses of DTaP (last dose after 4th birthday) , 3-4 doses of HiB and 4 doses of Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) are standard. Middle school students are expected to have a dose of Menactra and TdaP. ...Read more

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I was getting dressed and I noticed this two bumps on the outside part of my vagina they hurt s little but I wasn't painful, could this be herpes?

I was getting dressed and I noticed this two bumps on the outside part of my vagina they hurt s little but I wasn't painful, could this be herpes?

Possible.: Could be, but no way to know without a direct exam, and possibly a culture. Could also be simply inflamed hair follicles, or several other things. See a dermatologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?

Partly: It varies. Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous(sweat)glands that are a normal variant. They appear as rice sized tiny papules raised above the surface of the skin. Typically they are very numerous on the scrotum and vulva and less so on the penile shaft. When few in number they can be confused with HPV or warts. You can see pictures of all 3 conditions by going to Google Images. ...Read more

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Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read more

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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


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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more