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Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

HPV vaccine: It will protect against cancers caused by hpv 16 or 18. There is also some cross coverage of other viral strains. The quadrivalent vaccine also protects against the wart causing strains 6 and 11. ...Read more

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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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Hi I was wondering if I took the HPV injection Gardasil when I was 18 and now I'm 25 is it possible to have HPV warts? Because I have lesions not sure

Doubtful : It is unlikely but possible that you may have developed HPV despite the vaccine and any suspicious lesion that does not resolve needs to be looked at by an infectious disease professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How much time does injection site pain usually last after a dose of gardasil (hpv vaccine)?

How much time does injection site pain usually last after a dose of gardasil (hpv vaccine)?

Injection Site: The injection site shouldn't pain you longer than 3-4 days. If pain continues or if injection site is inflammed see you doctor ...Read more

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Will I be protected against HPV after my 2nd shot of gardasil?

Will I be protected against HPV after my 2nd shot of gardasil?

Not completely: Studies have shown that full immunity and complete benefit is only achieved in individuals who receive all three injections of the Gardasil vaccine. The vaccination schedule is at 0, 2, and 6 months. ...Read more

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How much protection does the HPV vacine gardasil give you ?

How much protection does the HPV vacine gardasil give you ?

Gardasil: In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause approximately 90% of genital warts cases. Also helps against 70% of vaginal cancer and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against approximately 90% of genital warts cases. ...Read more

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What to do if I got the gardasil shots to protect against HPV and now I have a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion?

What to do if I got the gardasil shots to protect against HPV and now I have a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion?

Although: Gardasil has protective value with human papillomavirus & associated oral, anal and penile cancers that doesn't mean that prevention is 100%. ...Read more

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I think i only received two shots of the gardasil vaccine am i still protected against hpv?

I think i only received two shots of the gardasil vaccine am i still protected against hpv?

Probably not: The recommendation for gardisil is all three vaccines within 6 months. There are no studies to suggest you will be protected after only 2 shots. The good news is, you don't need to start over, even if the time for your 3rd shot has passed. Call your physician and make an appt for your final vaccine. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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If I had the Gardasil HPV vaccine administered before I was sexually active, does that protect me from HPV related oral/throat cancers once sexually active?

If I had the Gardasil HPV vaccine administered before I was sexually active, does that protect me from HPV related oral/throat cancers once sexually active?

Some: The earlier Gardasil provides protection against 2 of the main strains involved with the cancers you list.A new Gardasil(9) has included other strains that cover 5 more strains that are associated with rare forms of cancer. No vaccine is 100% protective so you should maintain a normal pattern of health exams regardless of vaccination status. ...Read more

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What do we do if my bf has been w someone w hpv? We haven't had sex yet. I've had the 3 gardasil shot

What do we do if my bf has been w someone w hpv? We haven't had sex yet. I've had the 3 gardasil shot

Look for other STD's: If 2 people haven't had sex but know about each other's contact with hpv+ people, that means the couple talks about std's (communication is good!). A man can get Gardasil to prevent getting the 4 vaccine strains, but the shots won't get rid of hpv strains he already has. More importantly, the couple is talking, so they can go together to their doctors to be checked for other std's, like chlamydia. ...Read more