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Should I get the the gardasil vaccine if I have hpv?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Even though you may have one strain of hpv, receiving the vaccine will protect you from the other strains that can cause cervical cancer or anal warts.
At least 50% of women become infected with at least one strain of hpv within one year of becoming sexually active. Doesn't mean that you are infected with the strains that Gardasil protect against.

In brief: Yes
Even though you may have one strain of hpv, receiving the vaccine will protect you from the other strains that can cause cervical cancer or anal warts.
At least 50% of women become infected with at least one strain of hpv within one year of becoming sexually active. Doesn't mean that you are infected with the strains that Gardasil protect against.
Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Hard to say
At a listed age of 48, 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 would likely include 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.

In brief: Hard to say
At a listed age of 48, 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 would likely include 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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