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No - it's a preventative.

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The HPV Vaccine?

The HPV vaccine is a recently developed vaccine that protects young women against human papilloma virus, a type of virus that is responsible for genital warts, cervical cancer and other types of genital cancer. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus. There are many different strains of HPV, some of which are more likely to cause genital warts and some of which are more likely to cause cervical cancer. HPV is often asymptomatic in infected men and women, so people may not know that they are passing the disease on to their sexual partners. The HPV vaccine is designed to prevent cases of cervical cancer from cancer-causing strains, but some vaccine formulations also protect against the strains that cause genital warts.Demographics For the HPV VaccineThe vaccine for human papilloma virus is ideally given to young women before they become sexually active. The ideal age to give the HPV vaccine is 11 or 12 years old, but the vaccine can be given to women who are between the ages of 9 and 26. The HPV vaccine is not given to pregnant women of any age at this time.How is the HPV Vaccine Given?The HPV vaccine is given as a series of three injections, with one injection given every two months. It is important to receive the entire series of injections for optimum protection, because it is not known how much protection against HPV is gained from one or two injections, although the protection gained is probably better than nothing.Safety and Efficacy of the VaccineThe HPV vaccine is safe and effective at preventing HPV-related cervical cancer caused by certain prevalent strains of HPV. The vaccine prevents HPV infection with certain strains, but it does not treat infections that have already occurred. The available scientific data suggests that the immunity to HPV conferred by the vaccine does not decrease over time, so the vaccine series should be enough to protect a woman against HPV for the long term. The HPV vaccine does not protect against all possible strains of HPV, but it protects against the ones most common and most likely to cause cervical cancer.


What are the chances of getting cervical cancer after a LEEP procedure and having had the HPV vaccine?

They are much lower than if you hadn't had the LEEP and HPV vaccine, but I don't know of any studies that can suggest a percentage risk for your situation.


Can Gardasil cause HPV?

No. This is not possible. The Gardasil vaccine contains recombinant proteins from HPV to provoke an immune response. There are no live viruses, attenuated viruses or even dead viruses in the vaccine. The viral DNA is not present in any form.


Can the HPV vaccine Gardasil be given to men?

Yes. A recent study has shown that Gardasil is 90% effective at preventing genital warts in males. Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus). Genital warts are responsible for most penile and rectal cancer, and by vaccinating against HPV, these men are protected from penile and rectal cancer caused by HPV. Giving the vaccine to men will also mean that they can not transmit HPV to their female partners. This would greatly reduce the risk of cervical cancer due to HPV infections in women. If all boys and girls were vaccinated for HPV, the HPV virus would be eliminated, causing rates of cervical, penile, and rectal cancer to drop by 80%. For the vaccine to be effective it must be given before an individual is exposed to HPV. This is why the vaccine should be given in childhood, usually between the ages of 9 and 14. However the vaccine can and should be given to men of any age, as it reduces the risk of getting HPV, genital warts, and penile and rectal cancers caused by HPV. At this point doctors can give the HPV vaccine Gardasil to males as an off label use. The label for Gardasil should be updated by the summer of 2009 to indicate its use for prevention of HPV infection, genital warts, penile cancer, and rectal cancer in males.


Can males get HPV vaccine?

Yes. A recent study has shown that Gardasil is 90% effective at preventing genital warts in males. Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus). Genital warts are responsible for most penile and rectal cancer, and by vaccinating against HPV, these men are protected from penile and rectal cancer caused by HPV. Giving the vaccine to men will also mean that they can not transmit HPV to their female partners. This would greatly reduce the risk of cervical cancer due to HPV infections in women. If all boys and girls were vaccinated for HPV, the HPV virus would be eliminated, causing rates of cervical, penile, and rectal cancer to drop by 80%. For the vaccine to be effective it must be given before an individual is exposed to HPV. This is why the vaccine should be given in childhood, usually between the ages of 9 and 14. However the vaccine can and should be given to men of any age, as it reduces the risk of getting HPV, genital warts, and penile and rectal cancers caused by HPV. At this point doctors can give the HPV vaccine Gardasil to males as an off label use. The label for Gardasil should be updated by the summer of 2009 to indicate its use for prevention of HPV infection, genital warts, penile cancer, and rectal cancer in males.


Can the HPV vaccine Gardasil be given to boys?

Yes. A recent study has shown that Gardasil is 90% effective at preventing genital warts in males. Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus). Genital warts are responsible for most penile and rectal cancer, and by vaccinating against HPV, these men are protected from penile and rectal cancer caused by HPV. Giving the vaccine to men will also mean that they can not transmit HPV to their female partners. This would greatly reduce the risk of cervical cancer due to HPV infections in women. If all boys and girls were vaccinated for HPV, the HPV virus would be eliminated, causing rates of cervical, penile, and rectal cancer to drop by 80%. For the vaccine to be effective it must be given before an individual is exposed to HPV. This is why the vaccine should be given in childhood, usually between the ages of 9 and 14. The vaccine can also be given to people of any age, but it is most effective when given before the teenage years. At this point doctors can give the HPV vaccine Gardasil to boys as an off label use. The label for Gardasil should be updated by the summer of 2009 to indicate its use for prevention of HPV infection, genital warts, penile cancer, and rectal cancer in males.


Can the HPV vaccine be given to males?

Yes. A recent study has shown that Gardasil is 90% effective at preventing genital warts in males. Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus). Genital warts are responsible for most penile and rectal cancer, and by vaccinating against HPV, these men are protected from penile and rectal cancer caused by HPV. Giving the vaccine to men will also mean that they can not transmit HPV to their female partners. This would greatly reduce the risk of cervical cancer due to HPV infections in women. If all boys and girls were vaccinated for HPV, the HPV virus would be eliminated, causing rates of cervical, penile, and rectal cancer to drop by 80%. For the vaccine to be effective it must be given before an individual is exposed to HPV. This is why the vaccine should be given in childhood, usually between the ages of 9 and 14. The vaccine can also be given to people of any age, but it is most effective when given before the teenage years. At this point doctors can give the HPV vaccine Gardasil to boys as an off label use. The label for Gardasil should be updated by the summer of 2009 to indicate its use for prevention of HPV infection, genital warts, penile cancer, and rectal cancer in males.


Can your son be vaccinated for HPV?

Yes. A recent study has shown that Gardasil is 90% effective at preventing genital warts in males. Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus). Genital warts are responsible for most penile and rectal cancer, and by vaccinating against HPV, these men are protected from penile and rectal cancer caused by HPV. Giving the vaccine to men will also mean that they can not transmit HPV to their female partners. This would greatly reduce the risk of cervical cancer due to HPV infections in women. If all boys and girls were vaccinated for HPV, the HPV virus would be eliminated, causing rates of cervical, penile, and rectal cancer to drop by 80%. For the vaccine to be effective it must be given before an individual is exposed to HPV. This is why the vaccine should be given in childhood, usually between the ages of 9 and 14. However the vaccine can and should be given to men of any age, as it reduces the risk of getting HPV, genital warts, and penile and rectal cancers caused by HPV. At this point doctors can give the HPV vaccine Gardasil to males as an off label use. The label for Gardasil should be updated by the summer of 2009 to indicate its use for prevention of HPV infection, genital warts, penile cancer, and rectal cancer in males.


Can Gardasil be given to males?

Yes. A recent study has shown that Gardasil is 90% effective at preventing genital warts in males. Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus). Genital warts are responsible for most penile and rectal cancer, and by vaccinating against HPV, these men are protected from penile and rectal cancer caused by HPV. Giving the vaccine to men will also mean that they can not transmit HPV to their female partners. This would greatly reduce the risk of cervical cancer due to HPV infections in women. If all boys and girls were vaccinated for HPV, the HPV virus would be eliminated, causing rates of cervical, penile, and rectal cancer to drop by 80%. For the vaccine to be effective it must be given before an individual is exposed to HPV. This is why the vaccine should be given in childhood, usually between the ages of 9 and 14. However the vaccine can and should be given to men of any age, as it reduces the risk of getting HPV, genital warts, and penile and rectal cancers caused by HPV. At this point doctors can give the HPV vaccine Gardasil to males as an off label use. The label for Gardasil should be updated by the summer of 2009 to indicate its use for prevention of HPV infection, genital warts, penile cancer, and rectal cancer in males.


If you had a hysterectomy can you still get HPV?

Yes. Anybody, including men, can get Human Papilloma Virus or HPV. In women, HPV can increase your chance of cervical cancer or genital warts. The HPV vaccine "Gardasil" is highly recommended for all young women, and it may not be a bad idea for all men as well. After all, men can be carriers of HPV, and the last thing any man would want to do is to give HPV to his wife or lover.


Can normal doctors give you the hpv jab?

Any kind of licensed health care professional can give the HPV immunization. Contact your health care provider to see if they carry the vaccine in their office. If they don't, they should be able to refer you to someone who does. The local departments of health and family planning centers typically give this vaccine as well.


Why shouldn't young girls get the hpv vaccine?

The risks are extremely high, as are the risks with any type of new medication or vaccine. Two years ago a friend of mine gave her daughters the shot. Soon after, her 12-year-old started losing the feeling in her limbs. She was rushed to the ER and soon after admitted to the Peds ICU and placed on a ventilator. She was diagnosed with Guillain-Barr. Fortunately for her, she lived. The HPV vaccine has caused a number of deaths in the last couple of years, numerous cases of Guillain-Barre, and is known to not treat all causes of HPV.


How accurate are hpv tests if you don't have any symptoms yet?

There is no commercially available test to tell someone they don't have HPV. An HPV test is sometimes done in conjunction with a Pap smear. This test looks for high-risk HPV subtypes on the cervix. It can't tell you that you don't have HPV. Most people contract HPV soon after becoming sexually active. If you are sexually active, you have probably been exposed to HPV. There is nothing special you need to do if you have HPV. You should consider getting the HPV vaccine, using condoms or abstaining from sex, and, if you're female, should get pap smears regularly as advised by your women's health care provider.


What are the arguments for the HPV vaccine?

Like other vaccines, HPV vaccines are designed to lower your risk of infections cause by the virus it's made for. HPV can cause warts or cancer in some exposed to them. Granted that most who are exposed to HPV will probably be fine, but some won't. Vaccines are medicines; they all have risks and benefits. There will always somebody with some adverse reactions to any medicines, including the sugar pills during the clinical testing. Most people will be fine with the vaccine, otherwise it would not have past the clinical test and approved for use.


Can you transmit hpv if you don't have any symptoms?

Yes. You can transmit HPV if you are without any symptoms.


How old do you have to be to get HPV?

At any age a man (or woman) can be infected with HPV.


HPV vaccine?

DefinitionThe HPV vaccine protects against infection by certain strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts.HPV spreads mostly through sexual contact. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by HPV. HPV vaccination is expected to prevent about 70% of cervical cancer cases.See also:Cervical cancerGenital wartsAlternative NamesVaccine - HPV; Immunization - HPV; Gardasil; Cervarix; Vaccine to prevent cervical cancerInformationHPV is a common virus that is spread through sexual intercourse. There are many different types of HPV, and many do not cause problems. However, certain types of HPV can lead to cervical cancer (and genital warts).Two vaccines are currently available to prevent cervical cancer in girls and young women. These vaccines do not treat cervical cancer, however.The vaccines are called Gardasil and Cervarix.Both of the vaccines protect against HPV-16 and HPV-18, the two types of HPV that cause most cases of cervical cancer.Gardasil also protects against HPV-6 and HPV-11, which cause most cases of genital warts.The vaccines do not protect against all types of cervical cancer-causing HPV.WHO SHOULD GET THIS VACCINEGardasil is approved for:Females age 9-26 to protect against cervical cancer and prevent genital wartsMales age 9 - 26 to prevent genital wartsCervarix is approved for:Females age 10 - 26 to help protect against cervical cancerCervarix does not protect against genital wartsCervarix has not been approved for use in boys or menCURRENT IMMUNIZATION RECOMMENDATIONS:Routine HPV immunization is recommended for 11- and 12-year-old girls. The vaccine is given in 3 shots over a 6-month period. (The second and third doses are given 2 and 6 months after the first dose.)One brand of vaccine can be substituted for another in the 3-dose series. The HPV vaccine can be given at the same time as other vaccines.Girls as young as 9 can receive the vaccine if their doctor recommends it.Girls and women ages 13 - 26 who have not been previously immunized or who have not completed the full vaccine series should get vaccinated to catch up on missed doses. (Note: Some groups do not recommend women between 19 and 26 receive catch-up doses of this vaccine. Talk with your provider if you are this age group.)Routine use of the HPV vaccine in boys and men is not recommended. However, a health care provider may still decide to use it on a specific patient.Pregnant women should not receive this vaccine.SIDE EFFECTSThe most common side effects are fainting, dizziness, nausea, headache, and skin reactions at the site where the shot was given.CONSIDERATIONSThe HPV vaccine does not protect against all types of HPV that lead to cervical cancer. Girls and women should still receive regular screening (Pap tests) to look for any early signs of cervical cancer. See: Pap smearThe HPV vaccine does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections.CALL YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IFYou aren't sure whether you or your child should receive the HPV vaccineYou or your child develops complications or severe symptoms after getting an HPV vaccineYou have other questions or concerns about the HPV vaccineReferencesKahn JA. HPV vaccination for the prevention of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 16;361(3):271-8.Slade BA, Leidel L, Vellozzi C, Woo EJ, Hua W, Sutherland A, et al. Postlicensure safety surveillance for quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine. JAMA. 2009 Aug 19;302(7):750-7.Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Recommended adult immunization schedule: United States, 2009. Ann Intern Med. January 6, 2009;150(1):40-4.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recommended adult immunization schedule -- United States, 2009. MMWR Recomm Rep. January 9, 2009;57(53):Q-1-4.


Is there any reason in getting HPV jabs if you are a virgin?

Yes. Because by the age of 50, 80% of American women will have contracted one strain of HPV. At least 15% are cancer causing stains of the virus. In college aged women, the chance that she will get HPV by the time she leaves college will be 85% if she has one different partner per year. HPV can not be cured using the vaccine. So be protected before you are exposed. This also goes for males.


What is the hpv shot for?

It's to create immunity for your antibody to fight off future HPV infections, type 6, 11, 16, and 18. These HPV types are responsible for 90% of genital warts and cervical cancer cases. You must finish the HPV shots before getting infected. If you were infected before you take the vaccine, it won't be effective as your antibody has tried to fight off the infection naturally (so you will have to wait until it succeeded). It's, however, still effective to fight the remaining of HPV strains that you haven't been exposed to. That's why everyone recommend the vaccine to be taken by younger people, because usually they haven't had any sexual exposure yet.


Can you have hpv for years and not know it?

Yes, you can have HPV for years without knowing. Diagnosis with HPV does not give you any information about when you were infected.


Would a dogs saliva heal your piercing faster?

No. While a dog's saliva may contain less bacteria than a human's, it still contains bacteria, and it certainly does not have any magical curative properties.


What foods are best for someone who had HPV?

HPV infections rise sharply in the mid teens. Most HPV infections do not cause any symptoms so it is possible to be infected by HPV and not know about it.


Is it true about men that if they get any form of HPV they outgrow it and becomes immune to it after 18 months?

No, no known cure as yet, and no one outgrows it or becomes immune to it unless they receive the vaccine before being infected by it.


Is hpv infectious when clear?

Yes HPV is infectious even if you can't see any warts.


Can you work with food with hpv?

You can work with food if you have HPV. Any warts should be kept covered.