Tuesday, October 25, 2011

hpv vaccine

  • Question:-hpv vaccine?
    where is the injection sight for the hpv vaccine? is it in different spots for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shot?

    Answer:-It is generally injected into the upper arm; the sites can be changed between doses. The full immunization requires three doses.
  • Question:-HPV Vaccine?
    Why is the HPV vaccine aimed at young girls? Certainly HPV can lead to cervical cancer which is deadly but shouldn't a vaccine be aimed at both men and women? Is there some reason all coverage to present has focused on girls recieving the vaccine and making mention of cervical cancer? HPV can also lead to cancer of the penis but this is never mentioned. Any urologists, physicians or anyone with thoughts, ideas as to what the deal is?

    Answer:-The new vaccine for HPV on the horizon and is recommended for girls 9-26 if they are not already infected! HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer, one of the most preventable cancers! Please get (or make sure your girls get) this vaccine!

    Let me take this opportunity to give you a public service message. New vaccine for HPV on the horizon and is recommended for girls 9-26 if they are not already infected! HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer, one of the most preventable cancers! Please get (or make sure your girls get) this vaccine!


    Yes, HPV can lead to cancer of the penis, but cancer of the penis is extremely rare, in fact the only one more rare is perhaps, orbital cancer...and maybe a few others.

    The HPV vaccine is for this age groups because HPV infects a large percentage of women and it's the leading cause of cervical cancer and cervical dysplasia. This age group in particular because they are the highest risk category. They always make things available to a select group first - notice when the flu vaccines start running low they restrict them to the elderly, health care professionals and those with low immune systems. When the vaccine has been given for awhile, it will most likely be available to anyone who wants it.
  • Question:-HPV vaccine?
    It's obvious the reason why women should take this, but i've read that besides preventing the types of hpv that reduce cervical cancer it also prevents types of hpv that cause genital warts. So why isn't it also advertised towards guys who can also be carriers of the cervical cancer types?

    Should I go get this vaccine? Any other information would be helpful as well
    1st answer: I think you missed my main question. Men are carriers, so they could get the vaccine, A vaccine is a vaccine regardless of sex. I know women have more serious consequences but we could help limit these consequences by not being carriers.

    And my other question was is preventing genital worts which is caused by the human papilloma virus


    Prevalence of genital HPV

    HPV is highly communicable. A large percentage of the American population is infected with genital HPV.[3] Because of the infection rate, some American public health experts recommend mandatory HPV vaccination.[4] Each year, between 250,000 and 1 million American women are diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, which is caused by HPV and is a potential precursor to cervical cancer.[5] About 11,000 American women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, and about 3,700 die per year of the disease.[6] Condoms protect against HPV, but do not completely prevent transmission.[7][8][9] Both men and women can be carriers of HPV.

    There are 19 "high-risk" HPV types that can lead to the development of cervical cancer or other genital/anal cancers; some forms of HPV, particularly type 16, have been found to be associated with a form of throat cancer.[10] Most scientific studies have found that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is responsible for virtually all cases of cervical cancer.[11][12] Only a small percentage of women with HPV develop cervical cancer.[12]

    [edit] Mechanism of action

    The latest generation of preventive HPV vaccines are based on hollow virus-like particles (VLPs) assembled from recombinant HPV coat proteins. The vaccines target the two most common high-risk HPVs, types 16 and 18. Together, these two HPV types currently cause about 70 percent of all cervical cancer. Gardasil also targets HPV types 6 and 11, which together currently cause about 90 percent of all cases of genital warts.[12]

    Gardasil and Cervarix are designed to elicit virus-neutralizing antibody responses that prevent initial infection with the HPV types represented in the vaccine. The vaccines have been shown to offer 100 percent protection against the development of cervical pre-cancers and genital warts caused by the HPV types in the vaccine, with few or no side effects. The protective effects of the vaccine are expected to last a minimum of 4.5 years after the initial vaccination.[13]

    While the study period was not long enough for cervical cancer to develop, the prevention of these cervical precancerous lesions (or dysplasias) is believed highly likely to result in the prevention of those cancers.[14]

    Although a 2006 study suggests that the vaccines may offer limited protection against a few HPV types that are closely related to HPVs 16 and 18, it is clear that other high-risk HPV types can circumvent the vaccines,[13] and a 2006 study of HPV infection in female university students found that only 14 of 78 infections with high-risk types of HPV were by types 16 and 18, the remaining 64 infections being with 16 other high-risk types of HPV.[citation needed] Ongoing research is focused on the development of HPV vaccines that will offer protection against a broader range of HPV types.[15] There is also substantial research interest in the development of therapeutic vaccines, which seek to elicit immune responses against established HPV infections and HPV-induced cancers.

    [edit] Target populations

    Gardasil and Cervarix are preventative (rather than therapeutic) vaccines, recommended for women who are 9 to 25 years old and have not contracted HPV. However, since it is unlikely that a woman will have already contracted all four viruses, and because HPV is primarily sexually transmitted, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended vaccination for women as old as 26.

    Although HPV types 6 and 11 do not cause cervical cancer, they can cause genital warts. "Warts cause considerable discomfort and psycho-social trauma, so this makes the vaccine more attractive and also provides a reason other than altruism for men to be immunized," explains John Schiller of the National Cancer Institute.[16] From a public health point of view, vaccinating men as well as women might be important if it decreased the virus pool within the population. HPV also causes anal and penile cancer. In the UK the vaccine is licensed for girls and boys aged 9 to 15 and for women aged 16 to 26. Thus, the vaccine has to be administered to adult men "off license".[17]

    When Gardasil was first introduced, it was recommended as a prevention for cervical cancer for women that were 25 years old or younger. New evidence suggests that all Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines are effective in preventing cervical cancer for women up 45 years of age.[18]

    In November 2007, Merck presented new data on Gardasil. This data indicated that in an investigational study, their HPV vaccine reduced incidence of HPV 6, 11, 16 and 18-related persistent infection and disease in women through age 45. The study evaluated women who were free of infection from at least one vaccine HPV type at the beginning of the study, and who remained free of infection with the relevant HPV type(s) until they completed the three-dose vaccination series. Merck planned to submit this data before the end of 2007 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and to seek an indication for Gardasil for women through age 45.[19]

    As seen above, the vaccine is to protect women from the exposure to cervical cancer and genital warts. It has role in helping women, when sexually abused by men carrying the virus, but is not meant to clean men from the carrying of the devils.

    It is not vaccine but common-sense not to succumb women to this ghostly disease, is what is required to such men.
  • Question:-Why is it that the HPV vaccine is more effective before a female is sexually active?
    I've been told that the HPV vaccine is more effective before the female becomes sexually active. What's the reason behind this?

    Answer:-'Cus if you get the virus from sexual activity, then the vaccine isn't of much use.
  • Question:-Where can I receive the hpv vaccine in michigan?
    Is it available in any clinic? Do i need to call the clinic in advance that I am taking the hpv vaccine so they can be prepare or will they have it ready 24/7??? Some location suggestions?

    Answer:-Family doctors can give it as well as gynecologists. I'm sure that free clinics and places like Planned Parenthood have it as well. You'll just need to call and make an appointment ahead of time.
  • Question:-How long to the side effects last for the HPV vaccine?
    My younger sister got the Gardasil HPV vaccine yesterday. Today she's experiencing vomiting and diarrhea. I know those are 2 of the side effects of the vaccine but does anyone know how long it lasts?
    She's been vomiting and stuff for 6 hours now.

    Answer:-Only about 2-3 days
  • Question:-How long do the hpv vaccine side effects last?
    Yesterday at school i had the first hpv vaccine cervarix one. I had slight dizziness and felt a little sick but i was very nervous before i had it as i don't like needles this soon passed. Then i had aching pain in my arm which i still have it is swollen and abit hard round the injection site still. I don't know how long this is meant to last and i am starting to feel sick again is this normal?

    Answer:-First of all, completely ignore William, who sounds like a quack. Everything in his answer is a complete lie.

    These mild and minor side effects tend only to last for a very short while. The sore arm should be gone by the end of the week.
  • Question:-How young is too young for the HPV vaccine?
    I know the HPV vaccine in approved for girls as young as 9 yrs old, but how young would you allow your child to be vaccinated against the Human Pappiloma Virus? HPV is the virus that has been linked to cervical cancer, as well as others. Also, the vaccine will soon be approved for boys. Would you vaccinate your son?
    Also wanted to mention that for the HPV vaccine to be most effective it needs to be administered prior to the onset of sexual activity.

    Answer:-maybe 12, 13.

    the hpv virus is one that i intend to leave up to my daughter. i'll give her the information she needs and a doctor to speak with if she wishes, but the decision on whether or not to get the shot will remain up to her. assuming she's a mature 13, i think that's the age kids can begin to understand sex and its consequences and beging to make choices that will tie into that.
  • Question:-What happens if a male gets the female HPV vaccine?
    Are there any bad effects?

    Yes, I know there's an HPV vaccine for men but what if you get the HPV vaccine for both male and female.

    Money for the shots isn't an issue.

    If you're asking why I would want a female vaccine, since I have no chance to get vulvar or uterus cancer, etc, it's because I just want to get all vaccines in my system.

  • Question:-where can i find research articles about the hpv vaccine?
    I have to write a research paper about the hpv vaccine at college level and needs to write about how the vaccine helps prevent hpv. This is for my microbiology class.

    Answer:-Infowars is run by lying conspiracy theorists.

    This is Pubmed, the search engine for the National Library of Medicine. It contains just about every research article published in the major journals for several decades.


    This is the actual hard science, unfiltered by the media or wackaloons.

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