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Please tell me how long it takes for the HPV vaccine to become effective?

Please tell me how long it takes for the HPV vaccine to become effective?

After the 3rd shot: Some protection begins about two weeks after the first dose but full protection or effectiveness is achieved after the third dose.As you need series of three shots. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine for men that is soon 2 b/currently available. should cover as many stains as poss not just 16&18?

Pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine for men that is soon 2 b/currently available.
should cover as many stains as poss not just 16&18?

Gardisil 9: In the US, the Gardisil 9 is the newest version of the HPV vaccine marketed by MERCK .It covers 9 strains of the HPV associated with disease, 7 more that the bivalent 16/18 vaccine. The US FDA approval is for age 9-26. Whether this is available or not in England is not something I have access to. ...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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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 4 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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How long after first oral sex will HPV vaccine help prevent transmission?

How long after first oral sex will HPV vaccine help prevent transmission?

It will not prevent: Hpv is spread through oral sex. It is found in the mouth/throat of about 7-14% of sexually active adults and causes mouth/throat cancer. The vaccine does not prevent transmission of the virus and it does not treat the virus that is already acquired. It greatly reduces the chance of catching the strains of the virus most likely to cause cancer if given before exposure. ...Read more

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Is the HPV vaccine really more effective before a female is sexually active?

Is the HPV vaccine really more effective before a female is sexually active?

Yes!: Well, is the measles shot better to get before you get measles? Of course! that is how vaccines work! they prevent infection, not treat infections you already have. The problem is, that about 40% of women will acquire hpv withint two years of sexual activity debut! get the shot for your kids before they are old enough to think about sex, not when you think they need it. By then, it may late! ...Read more

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Could u pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine that is soon 2 b/currently available? It should protect from as many types/strains as pos

HPV vaccine: Look for either Gardasil or Cervarix both work for HPV 16 and 18 which are the causes of cervical cancer. For minutia of the serotypes covered as you asked see this pub med article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24553190 Bottom line? They both work. ...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

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