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19 year old bro just started dating, attracts girls from lots of countries who may have had bfs from many backgrounds. Is he too old for HPV vaccine?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Although it may work better when given prior to sexual activity, it still is effective given any time.
Current recommendations allow it to the age of 26.

In brief: No

Although it may work better when given prior to sexual activity, it still is effective given any time.
Current recommendations allow it to the age of 26.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Just like for girls, the recommended timing for the hpv vaccine for males is age12-26.
Hpv is just as prevalent in the us as in other countries. Hepatitis b is the other vaccine that might be helpful.The other sexually transmitted infections are preventable by using condoms every time, no matter who he is dating.

In brief: No

Just like for girls, the recommended timing for the hpv vaccine for males is age12-26.
Hpv is just as prevalent in the us as in other countries. Hepatitis b is the other vaccine that might be helpful.The other sexually transmitted infections are preventable by using condoms every time, no matter who he is dating.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not at all

This is a form of pro-active defense against various strains of HPV.
The current Gardasil 9 covers 7 cancer related and 2 wart related strains. It can help anyone with a competent immune system develop protective antibodies. Some insurers won't cover its pricy cost after age 26, or not at all, but it is a good idea.

In brief: Not at all

This is a form of pro-active defense against various strains of HPV.
The current Gardasil 9 covers 7 cancer related and 2 wart related strains. It can help anyone with a competent immune system develop protective antibodies. Some insurers won't cover its pricy cost after age 26, or not at all, but it is a good idea.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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