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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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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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Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

No: No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings. It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears. ...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 ?

Update: As of now in 2017 the new Gardasil 9 has added material that helps you develop antibodies against 5 additional strains of HPV that brings to 7 the cancer associated strains covered. As cited by Dr.Lopez, this is only helpful if given before exposure to the strains involved. Even though the vaccine helps, it will never eliminate the need to do periodic pap smears to detect early cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Which strains of HPV does the vaccine don't protect against?

Which strains of HPV does the vaccine don't protect against?

36 STRAINS: TheVaccine Gardasil does protect against the strains ofHPV most likely to cause Cancer.It does no protect against all HPVstraines. But there have been reports that Vaccine may give wider protection than thought originally.And may give some protection against8to9%of Cancer OtherVaccineCervarix protects against 100%ofCancers caused by16&18strains Gardasil protects 6,11,16&18 All other36not PROTECTED ...Read more

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I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

I've heard about the HPV vaccine. Does it protect against cervical cancer?

Yes: Yes, both brands, gardisil and Cervarix contain hpv types 16 and 18, which together cause about 2/3s of all cervical cancer. So, while the shots will protect you to that extent, it won't protect you against all cervical cancer risk. But, that is still a tremendous reduction risk. ...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? .

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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Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

No: The goal of a vaccine is to train your immunity to be aware of an organism - viral or germ - and produce a killing response so when the real infection enters your body it will be dealt with quickly. If you already carry the HPV infection - the vaccine will not eliminate it ...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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Any suggestions on which HPV vaccineworks better gardasil or cervarix?

You be judge: The Gardasil has been on the marker longer and covers both cancer related strains in the Cervarix plus 2 strains that cause painful external genital warts. If your only interest is the cancer, either will do. I prefer and only stock the gardasil. ...Read more

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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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I have low risk hpv.Genital warts will the HPV vaccine protect me from the other 3 hpv? Will the vaccine be effective in preventing hpv-related diseas

Yes: If you get the 4 strain vaccine & have not been infected by the other three strains, the vaccine can benefit you in building your immune protection from those strains. ...Read more

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Does the gardasil vaccine for HPV had any harmful side effects?

Well, yes: Well, yes, no vaccine is perfectly safe and all vaccines have potentially bad side effects. However, the data for gardisil is very reassuring. I initial studies only headache, dizziness, fever and local pain and redness from the shot were found in kids more than placebo. Now, it's been studied over 7 years and 100 millions does distributed with very safe data since release. That should be good. ...Read more

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I've had the female HPV vaccination. How effective is this against cervical cancer?

I've had the female HPV vaccination. How effective is this against cervical cancer?

Very effective!: Congratulations on being vaccinated against HPV! It is one of the most effective vaccines ever developed, virtually 100% against the 2 HPV types that cause about 70% of cervical cancers. One of the two vaccines (Gardasil) also prevents genital warts. In the next year or so, there will be a new vaccine that covers additional types, preventing over 90% of the cancer-causing HPV infections. ...Read more

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Can a HPV shot protect me from common warts?

Can a HPV shot protect me from common warts?

No: There are 99 species of the hpv and one species has little to do with the other. The hpv vaccine is limited to only one species of hpv, which is not the one that causes common warts we get on the skin. Warts can be pretty frustrating, so be persistent under the care of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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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

Yes...but: There are 2 strains of wart producing HPV included in the vaccine & from these you should have protection, unfortunately there are at least 2 other strains associated with genital warts. If you didn't complete the full series, your benefit from the 1st dose may be gone. Your lesions may also be something other than HPV. ...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 ?

Update: As of now in 2017 the new Gardasil 9 has added material that helps you develop antibodies against 5 additional strains of HPV that brings to 7 the cancer associated strains covered. As cited by Dr.Lopez, this is only helpful if given before exposure to the strains involved. Even though the vaccine helps, it will never eliminate the need to do periodic pap smears to detect early cervical cancer. ...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?

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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Can you get Gardasil 9 vaccine at 32yrs? If you haven’t been exposed to the hpv viruses that the vaccine protects against, it will still work?

Can you get Gardasil 9 vaccine at 32yrs? If you haven’t been exposed to the hpv viruses that the vaccine protects against, it will still work?

Yes: At a listed age of 31, you are beyond the approved age (9-26) where insurers would cover it. You could benefit from the protection provided by the newer 9 strain Gardasil that cover for any strains you have not been exposed to.The vaccine doesn't treat or help with existing HPV infections. You might be able to find a provider to give it at your own expense, but it is costly. ...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

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If you already have hpv, is the gardasil shot necessary?

If you already have hpv, is the gardasil shot necessary?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status since you still may derive some benefit from the vaccine. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get the Gardasil shot for HPV? Im only 19.

How old do you have to be to get the Gardasil shot for HPV? Im only 19.

Here are ...: Gardasil (for 6, 11, 16 &18 strains) has been recommended for males of 9-15 yrs and for females of 9-26 yrs as proved in June 2006 in the US. ...Read more

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Can you pass HPV on to your partner if you have already had the gardasil shot?

Depends: If you have pre-existing hpv infection prior to the Gardasil vaccine or if you acquire a different type of hpv (other than 16, 18, 6, or 11), you could pass it along to your partner. Gardasil protects from the 4 hpv types mentioned above, which are linked to 90% of genital warts and 70% of all cervical cancers. ...Read more

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If I am exposed to HPV after one month of my first shot of gardasil, will I get hpv?

Possible: The protection is best after all three injections. However, even one injection could infer some protection. ...Read more

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Can you still get HPV before getting the 3rd Gardasil shot? Do the shots work even if TA more time than the recommended wait time between them?

Yes: keep in mind the vaccine covers certain strains and it is possible to get a strain that is not covered, or you may not respond to the vaccine as well. The time frame is fine as long as it is longer than recommended ...Read more

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How likely is the contraction of HPV after having the gardasil shot?

Low but present: Guardasil very effective in preventing many strains of hpv infection, particularly those strains causing most cervix cancer cases. There are >100 strains of hpv, including some cancer inducing strains not prevented by guardasil. Thus chances of getting hpv infection during or after unprotected sex are more than negligible. Please be warned, use protection against all forms of std including hpv. ...Read more

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Could my girlfriend carry the HPV viruses from gardasil and pass it on to me?

HPV spread sexually: The hpv virus is a sexually transmitted infection and it is spread sexually. The Gardasil vaccine does not give anyone the virus. It causes an immune response to protect against the virus. If your girlfriend has hpv she can spread it to you. Her having the vaccine can not hurt you. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I have hpv or herpes. The bumps don't look like either, and I've been tested for herpes before. Also never got gardasil. ?

I'm not sure if I have hpv or herpes. The bumps don't look like either, and I've been tested for herpes before. Also never got gardasil. ?

Herpes vs. HPV: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are viral infections that cause skin lesions. Herpes can appear on the mouth as cold sores (HSV1) or around genitals (HSV2). HPV can occur anywhere on the body. Herpes can cause ulcerated, black-ish lesions while HPV causes smooth round warts (see images). HPV does have a vaccine that (Gardasil) protects against some (not all) HPV strains. ...Read more

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Should I get the the gardasil vaccine if I have hpv?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status. ...Read more

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