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Is it safe to get the HPV vaccine if you have hpv?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Safe/yes

The newer Gardasil HPV vaccine helps protect against 9 strains of HPV, 2 related to genital warts and 7 associated with cervical cancer.
It is doubtful you would have had past infections with all these strains. Your doc may know which strains you have acquired. The vaccine would not hurt you & would not treat or effect your prior HPV. It could help prevent these other strains.

In brief: Safe/yes

The newer Gardasil HPV vaccine helps protect against 9 strains of HPV, 2 related to genital warts and 7 associated with cervical cancer.
It is doubtful you would have had past infections with all these strains. Your doc may know which strains you have acquired. The vaccine would not hurt you & would not treat or effect your prior HPV. It could help prevent these other strains.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not needed

Hpv vaccine is to prevent hpv.
Ask you doctor what hpv number is positive because vaccine only protect against 4 different hpv types. If you are not positive to those then you may benefit from it.

In brief: Not needed

Hpv vaccine is to prevent hpv.
Ask you doctor what hpv number is positive because vaccine only protect against 4 different hpv types. If you are not positive to those then you may benefit from it.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Different HPV types

The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women

In brief: Different HPV types

The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The hpv vaccine prevents against certain cancer causing strains of hpv.
If you are infected with a different strain it will still prevent you from getting infected with a bad strain. If you are infected with 1 bad strain, it will prevent you from getting a second bad strain... The vaccine will not cure your already occuring infection, though.

In brief: Yes

The hpv vaccine prevents against certain cancer causing strains of hpv.
If you are infected with a different strain it will still prevent you from getting infected with a bad strain. If you are infected with 1 bad strain, it will prevent you from getting a second bad strain... The vaccine will not cure your already occuring infection, though.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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