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Old 07-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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Re: got HPV

Yes indeed it is definitely safest to cover your bases. I was diagnosed with low risk hpv a year and a half ago, but have passed every pap test I have ever had. To remain on the safe side with the remaining common strains, I too opted to get the Gardasil shot series. The thought of cervical dysplasia still scares me crapless. The out of pocket cost for the series is about $600, so health insurance with even partial coverage will be helpful. If you are on a college campus, the health center may offer the Gardasil series for free. That was how I was able to get my last two injections at no cost. Also make sure your guyfriends (gay or straight) know they can benefit from the Gardasil vaccination as well. It was CDC and FDA approved for young men last year, and they spread it just as often as women do.