Highly recommended. The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for those at higher risk). It reduces the risk of anal cancer in boys and girls as well as the risk of cervical cancer in girls. Hopefully it will reduce some other hpv related cancers. The Gardasil hpv also reduces sexually transmitted warts by 90%.
Yes. The vaccine has been approved by the fda for ages 9-26 in men. The biggest advantage of the vaccine is to reduce the spread of the virus to women, which can be aided by reducing the number of men with the virus. Male genital cancer is much rarer than female cervical cancer, so the major benefit is preventing some types of warts an spread to women.
Yes. Not so much for cancer, as hpv causes no medical concern to the man other than genital warts, but vaccination of the man can prevent warts and transmission to the woman.
Maybe yes. Hpv vaccine is now approved for boys and men. Males can choose to get the vaccine to help stop the spread of hpv to women, who risk developing cervical cancer from hpv. Males do get some benefit, as they themselves get protection against some genital and anal warts, and perhaps some anal cancers. Researchers are looking for evidence that hpv vaccine protects against some throat cancers.
Yes! Yes, of course! The vaccine has been approved for men and boys for two years now (gardisil that is, Cervarix is not approved for boys/men yet). It is approved for the prevention of anal cancer and it's precursors caused by hpv and genital warts as well.
Yes. The human papilloma virus is absolutely the leading cause of cervical cancer. Luckily there is now a vaccine which can prevent infection or progression of the most cancer inducing strains of the virus. Modern screening techniques such as pap smear and dna analysis can discover viral infection and pre-cancerous signs long before it progresses to cancer.
Yes. Several strains of the human papilloma virus (hpv) have been shown to be the main cause of cervical cancer. Prevention, treatment and immunization are ways of decreasing the risk of hpv infections in men and women. Annual pap smears are a must for all sexually active women.
Define cure? The HPV and associated skin or other signs can clear over time in most people with a good immune system However, it is part of a family of viruses that can hibernate and re-emerge later. The shedding of viral particles is also intermittent. My assumption is that it stays with us forever, but for most is never a problem.
Depends. Depends on your age. Nevertheless hpv is naturally clear by your immune system within 6 months.
Prevention. Even tho it clears spontaneously, . Immunization may prevent the potentially life threatening cancers, which occur even after the infection is cleared.