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When Did The Hpv Vaccine Come Out
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
Vaccine for virus: Vaccine for virus called human papilloma virus. That virus cause all genital warts and is responsible for lots of cancers - all cervical cancers, as well as a bulk of anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It also causes most non-melanoma skin cancers and most head and neck cancers. Gardisil is approved to prevent genital warts and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer and annals cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies: The raw cost of the vaccine to private docs was about $170 per dose (X3) in 2015. The charges for uninsured persons would vary from office to office & includes the storage & administration costs. Some insurance would cover it with a copay or co insurance cost. The best way to know what is available locally is to call the office. You won't be the first to call & ask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fear is not rational: There are many factors that cause people top fear this vaccine. The truth is that the hpv vaccine is not a new technology. It is the same technology as the tetanus, hepatitis, measles and many other vaccines. The only vaccine side effect that is more common with hpv vaccine is fainting, so stay in your doctors office for at least 15 minutes after the shot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Recommend: Most physicians recommend this vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a review of the adverse events following immunization for Gardasil between 2006 and 2008 and found advere effects similar to those observed for other vaccines. Despite recent concerns about safety, most experts continue to believe that the benefits outweigh risk. My daughters will get it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only approved for men and women under the age of 26. Speaking just of men, 7, 000 hpv-associated cancers in the us alone may be prevented by vaccine yearly in men. Gardasil protects against most genital warts- 1 in 100 sexually active adults have genital warts.
hpv is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. There are about 12, 000 new cervical cancer cases each year. ...Read more
No.: If you are already infected with the human papilloma virus, getting the vaccine cannot cure the infection. It may prevent other strains of infection, however. This is why it is so important for kids to get vaccinated well before there is any chance of them getting hpv infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably no need: Your profile shows you are 30 years old, beyond the recommended age of 26 for HPV vaccination. New HPV infections are uncommon after that, so the vaccine isn't likely to protect you. Do it only if your doctor recommends it because of special circumstances. However, all younger women should be vaccinated, so do it if your profile is wrong and you're under 26, and especailly if teen or early 20s. ...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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