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Mom is a doctor. Says for me HPV is optional if im a straight guy who uses condoms; which should I get?

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Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics
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In brief: HPV as recommended

I would follow the recommendations of the aap and cdc and proceed with the hpv vaccines.
If your doctor mom ever wants to become a grandmom, one day you will shed the condoms. Hopefully it will be in a committed long-term relationship such as marriage. Also, hpv is spread by contact and condoms were only around 70% effective in reducing transmission from male to female in a 2006 nejm study.

In brief: HPV as recommended

I would follow the recommendations of the aap and cdc and proceed with the hpv vaccines.
If your doctor mom ever wants to become a grandmom, one day you will shed the condoms. Hopefully it will be in a committed long-term relationship such as marriage. Also, hpv is spread by contact and condoms were only around 70% effective in reducing transmission from male to female in a 2006 nejm study.
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