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Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: No
No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings.
It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears.

In brief: No
No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings.
It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
Absolutely not. This is a common misconception.
The vaccine give you an antibody to hpv. The pap smear and hpv tests detects an antigen not an antibody. The idea that you will get a false positive hpv tests after vaccination is incorrect.

In brief: No
Absolutely not. This is a common misconception.
The vaccine give you an antibody to hpv. The pap smear and hpv tests detects an antigen not an antibody. The idea that you will get a false positive hpv tests after vaccination is incorrect.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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