I would love to know what people's thoughts are on the HPV vaccine?

I would love to know what people's thoughts are on the HPV vaccine?

Terri69 Terri69
I have read some on the HPV vaccine. But I don't understand if it protects a person from 90% of genital warts, why they only give it to people up to age 26? Not to mention the cervical cancer in women...
05/02/2012
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humblepie humblepie
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
I have read some on the HPV vaccine. But I don't understand if it protects a person from 90% of genital warts, why they only give it to people up to age 26? Not to mention the cervical cancer in women...
Edit: oops, misread it!

Because it really only works on younger people. The ideal age for it is 9-13 years old, because it works best on women who have never been sexually active and thus have not yet had any contact with HPV yet. Women over 26 can still ask to get the shot, but it will probably not be covered by their insurance.
05/02/2012
Ansley Ansley
I think it's a personal decision and I would have gotten the vaccine had it been available when I was a teenager. My doctor tells me I can still have it, but it's not quite as effective as if I were to get as a teenager.
05/02/2012
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
I got the vaccine when I was 23. I'm glad the vaccine exists for sure.
05/02/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
It works on a lot less than 90% of genital wart viruses!

I refused to allow my daughters to get this vaccine. The medical field is already seeing side effect issues with it, and I have one kid who already has brain injury from vaccines. NO MORE RANDOM VACCINES for our family.

Plus, well over 100 girls have died from this most unneeded vaccine, and as Glaxo loses money on it, they market it at younger and younger girls, and are even marketing it for boys, for whom it seems not to work at all.

Also, Gardasil seems to prevent abnormal PAP smears, NOT actually "prevent" HPV. And as there are over 100 strains of HPV, it only "protects" against a few of them. PLUS, the company may be lying about the strains they were able to culture and make into vaccine being "the most dangerous ones" as the strains they haven't used may cause damage to woman and the stains in the vaccine nearly always go away with no sequelae whatsoever.

There's a good website about the BS behind this vaccine.
THe Truth About Gardasil.
05/02/2012
Khanner Khanner
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
It works on a lot less than 90% of genital wart viruses!

I refused to allow my daughters to get this vaccine. The medical field is already seeing side effect issues with it, and I have one kid who already has brain injury from vaccines. NO ...
It only prevents abnormal paps and not cancer? Am I reading that right? So if you have cervical cancer and get a pap it'll show up negative? That's pretty terrible.

I was fence-sitting for a long time after gardasil came out, but now that I'm sexually active, I have no idea if I have any kind of HPV. I'm still just not sure.

Edited to add: Also, having it REQUIRED for school is just not a good idea in my opinion. Its effectiveness may run out before you even become sexually active.
05/02/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
HPV clears itself up though in a majority of cases so a vaccine isn't always necessary. I was diagnosed in February of 2010 with HPV. I was pregnant and there was nothing they could do for me at the time. Fast-forward to May 2012. I just had pap results come back last month saying I am completely free of HPV. I never had a vaccine. It just happens.
05/02/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
I have read some on the HPV vaccine. But I don't understand if it protects a person from 90% of genital warts, why they only give it to people up to age 26? Not to mention the cervical cancer in women...
though i dont know much about it my SIL was diagnosed with HPV not to long ago so definitely an option to consider
05/03/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I got it, hurts like all hell, but I don't know anything else about it, my doctor just recommended it.
05/03/2012
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
Quote:
Originally posted by Allison.Wilder
HPV clears itself up though in a majority of cases so a vaccine isn't always necessary. I was diagnosed in February of 2010 with HPV. I was pregnant and there was nothing they could do for me at the time. Fast-forward to May 2012. I just had pap ...
I hear you exact same scenerio incept I need to go this month to find out if I still do.
Some doctors say its from having unprotected sex with multiple partners(which made me feel like crap since it was only with my long term partners)other doctors like my gyno(which is well known in area and is awesome) said that every woman has this in there bodies..its just whether it comes out or not..like cancer cells.Stress,low immune system can make it active in you.She recommended taking double vitamins,vitamin B, dont stress so much,quit smoking,and get the right amount of sleep.
05/04/2012
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