Frequent question: Can you still get cervical cancer after the HPV vaccine?

Can you still get cervical cancer after vaccine?

What vaccinated girls/women need to know: will girls/women who have been vaccinated still need cervical cancer screening? Yes, vaccinated women will still need regular cervical cancer screening because the vaccine protects against most but not all HPV types that cause cervical cancer.

Can I still get HPV if I got the vaccine?

There is a small chance that someone might still get genital warts after having all their HPV vaccine shots. The vaccine protects against 90% of the HPV strains that cause genital warts. But there are lots of different strains (types) of HPV and the vaccine cannot protect against them all.

How effective is HPV vaccine in preventing cervical cancer?

The trials that led to approval of Gardasil 9 found it to be nearly 100% effective in preventing cervical, vulvar, and vaginal infections and precancers caused by all seven cancer-causing HPV types (16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58) that it targets (10).

Does HPV mean my husband cheated?

HPV persistence can occur for up to 10 to 15 years; therefore, it is possible for a partner to have contracted HPV from a previous partner and transmit it to a current partner. It is also possible the patient’s partner recently cheated on her; research confirms both possibilities.

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Is HPV contagious for life?

Most cases of HPV clear within 1 to 2 years as the immune system fights off and eliminates the virus from the body. After that, the virus disappears and it can’t be transmitted to other people.

Can you test negative for HPV if it is dormant?

This is because HPV may remain dormant (“hidden”) in the cervical cells for months or even many years. While dormant, the virus is inactive; it won’t be detected by testing and will not spread or cause any problems.

At what age is it too late to get the HPV vaccine?

Everyone through age 26 years should get HPV vaccine if they were not fully vaccinated already. HPV vaccination is not recommended for everyone older than age 26 years.

Do I need HPV vaccine if married?

“If you are married, monogamous, and 35 — there’s probably no reason to run out and get the HPV vaccine. But if you’re dating and having new partners, and are at risk for acquiring new infections, it would be worth having a discussion with your provider,” Eckert said.

What happens if you don’t get the 2nd HPV shot?

If your child has the first dose of the vaccine as part of the free program but misses the second dose, they will need to ‘catch up’ this dose. Your local school immunisation provider will usually contact you if a dose has been missed.