5 doctors weighed in:
Can you pass HPV on to your partner if you have already had the gardasil shot?
5 doctors weighed in

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

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
Thank
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The Gardasil vaccination series does not mean that you won't ever get an hpv infection.
What it means is that you are more likely to clear the infection before it can cause cervical cancer.

In brief: Yes
The Gardasil vaccination series does not mean that you won't ever get an hpv infection.
What it means is that you are more likely to clear the infection before it can cause cervical cancer.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
835K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors