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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.

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Q: Can the HPV vaccine Gardasil be given to boys?
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Gardasil in chickenpox?

Gardasil is a vaccine for HPV. It has nothing to do with chicken pox.

Can you get gardasil vaccine while you have hpv?

Sure you can. There are numerous strains of HPV. The Gardasil will help with 4 of them. Even if you know that you're currently infected with one of the 4 strains in the Gardasil vaccine, it can still help you with the other 3.

Is it possible to get cervical cancer from Gardasil?

No, nor can you receive HPV from the vaccine.

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There are 3 types of Hpv vaccine.1. Cervarix: It is a vaccine used for protection against Hpv Type 16 and 18.2. Gardasil: It provides protection against Hpv Type 6, 11, 16 and 18.3. Gardasil 9: Protects against Hpv Type 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58.Cervarix only protects against cervical cancer, while Gardasil and Gardasil 9 vaccines protect against cervical cancer and genital warts.

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.

What is Gardasil and what does it help prevent females from developing as older adults?

Gardasil is a vaccine that helps prevent HPV infection, which can lead to cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancers in females as they age. It also helps prevent genital warts caused by certain types of HPV.

How does the new medication Gardisil help treat HPV and cancer?

Gardasil doesn't treat HPV or cancer - it is only a vaccine that will help prevent you from transmitting a few of the strains of HPV that are known to cause cervical cancer.

Should children be vaccinated for HPV?

Yes. Vaccination for HPV can reduce the risk of HPV (Human papiloma virus) infection, genital warts, and cervical cancer in women and penile and rectal cancer in men. The HPV vaccine Gardasil was first recommended for use in women, but it is not recommended for use in males and females to further reduce the incidence HPV, genital warts, cervical cancer, penile cancer, and rectal cancer. Ideally, the vaccine should be given to girls and boys before adolescence, usually between ages 9 and 13, because the vaccine must be given before HPV exposure. Just as boys and girls are routinely immunized for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, hepatitus A and B, diphtheria, pertussis, meningitis, and chicken pox, they should also be routinely vaccinated for HPV, which protects them from HPV infection, genital warts, and cervical, penile, and rectal cancers caused by HPV.

The HPV Vaccine?

The vaccine is called Humanpapillomovirus vaccine, and is given to girls from the age of around 16 it varies from country to country. The vaccine is not a live vaccine but it is for protection from STI sexuall transmitted diseases.

What is a Gardasil shot for?

Gardasil is a vaccination that is intended to protect against four types of human papillomavirus (HPV).

How often should you have the hpv vaccine?

For the Gardasil vaccine, the schedule is a series of three. The second shot should be given no sooner than two months after the first, and the third no sooner than four months after the second. There is no need to restart the series if you are late getting any of the shots, no matter how long it's been.

What is the active ingredient in Gardasil?

The active ingredient in any vaccine is the antigen to which the body then creates protective antibodies. It can be any portion of the bacterium or virus that produces the necessary immune response. In the case of Gardasil the active ingredients are proteins of HPV Types 6, 11, 16, and 18.