Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

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.
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.

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How can I have a positive HPV pap test is I previously had the gardasil vaccine?

Non-vaccine HPV. Gardasil covers only hpv types 6, 11, 16, and 18. There are a number of other strains and you could have one of those. For more information on Gardasil see this site. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/index.html. Read more...
Many strains. There are no less than 7 strains of HPV that can turn your pap positive & only the 2 that caused it most often went into the initial Gardasil vaccine.( there is now one with the 7) Gardasil can also not treat or eliminate any strain you acquired before you took the series. Continued Pap smear surveillance will be a valuable practice whether you get the vaccine or not. Read more...

I recently had a colposcopy due to a pap that showed hpv, with a cancer free result. I am in my 50's and wonder if getting an off-label gardasil vaccine is a good idea or a waste of money?

One . One you have hpv you should already have an immune response. If you has the chicken pox, then the vaccine for it does not add anything. I am unaware of any trial testing your theory but there is a government website with the following aol link that discusses what is being studied. http://www.aolhealth.com/conditions/cervical-cancer-prevention-pdq-prevention-health-professional-information-nci more studies may be available directly at the nci website. If you keep up with your pap smears there is little risk of any advanced surprises. Hysterectomy or even more limited treatment is virtually always curative for the earliest cancers. You gynecologist can give more specific information. Best wishes, hmj. Read more...
No Data. No data to support taking a vaccine in your 50s especially after having already contracted hpv. Read more...
Good thinking yet no. data from human trials. Vaccines work by alerting immune system responses to foreign chemical structures on surface of virus/bacteria, ones not encountered previously. Little data exists on repeated challenging with related structures when person has already had clinically apparent versions of the disease. Larger issues=complexity of immune system (brain control 24/7) responses poorly understood. Read more...

Should I get the the gardasil vaccine if I have hpv?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I had the gardasil vaccine years before my hpv. Could I still have oral hpv?

Different strain. Early hpv vaccination doesn't protect against all types of hpv, only specific ones associated with cervical cancer. You likely have an hpv type not covered by the vaccine. Read more...

I think I only received two shots of the gardasil vaccine am I still protected against hpv?

Probably not. The recommendation for gardisil is all three vaccines within 6 months. There are no studies to suggest you will be protected after only 2 shots. The good news is, you don't need to start over, even if the time for your 3rd shot has passed. Call your physician and make an appt for your final vaccine. Best of luck to you! Read more...

Does the gardasil vaccine for HPV had any harmful side effects?

No. Gardasil vaccine is very safe. The most common side effects are pain at the injection site and fainting episodes in the first few minutes after getting the shot. Up to70- 80% of people will become infected with hpv over their lifetime without being vaccinated. Read more...
No. Gardasil has an excellent safety record. The most common side effect is pain and redness or swelling at the injection site. Mild to moderate fever and headaches can also occur. Allergic reactions are very rare, but let your doctor know if you're allergic to yeast before you receive gardasil. Fainting can happen after any medical procedure, including shots. All these effects are temporary. Read more...
Well, yes. Well, yes, no vaccine is perfectly safe and all vaccines have potentially bad side effects. However, the data for gardisil is very reassuring. I initial studies only headache, dizziness, fever and local pain and redness from the shot were found in kids more than placebo. Now, it's been studied over 7 years and 100 millions does distributed with very safe data since release. That should be good. Read more...
Yes. Many people report no problems with this vaccine. Others do. There have been reports of some very adverse effects including death. I would rather discuss if this vaccine is needed for a young adult on an individual basis and go forward that way. Read more...
None in my patients. There is nothing unusual about gardasil. It is a newer vaccine, so is just as safe as the meningitis, hepatitis, or flu shots. Fainting after shots or blood draws has always happened to a few people in medical settings, so that's not news. In the U.S., 3000-4000 women die each year from cervical cancer, now a vaccine-preventable disease. Somebody's wife, daughter, or mother dies each 2.5 hours! Read more...
Yes. It is nice to hear so many have had no problems. There are other studies indicating otherwise and the most concerning are the reported deaths after the vaccine. A study in india was suspended in april 2010 when there were four deaths and 120 adverse reactions. The long term affects have yet to be seen. Parents need to research and help their teens make an informed decision. Read more...