It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Message Board

gardasil-- HPV vaccine

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11
ssky HB User
gardasil-- HPV vaccine

I just recieved information on this vaccine, my gyno recommended it to me to help prevent some types of the hpv virus. i was wondering if anyone has heard about gardasil or who has already started to use it. i think my dr. said it is pretty new so any feedback that anyone wants to share would be great.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-01-2006, 11:25 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 660
Brocallie HB UserBrocallie HB UserBrocallie HB UserBrocallie HB UserBrocallie HB User
Re: gardasil-- HPV vaccine

I think it would be extremely foolish to risk your health on a new vaccine.

Old 07-15-2006, 06:13 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 141
NCGuy HB User
Re: gardasil-- HPV vaccine

Gardasil was just approved last month. It protects against the viruses that most cause cervical cancer and it also protects against genital warts. The protection is almost if not 100% effective which is very good. Its approved for the 9-26 age range and will probably be included in the reccomended immunization schedule for chidren and given at the 11-12 age range - whioh is when they will get their tetanus booster and a new meningitis vaccination. Gardasil is a three shot series like the Hepatitis B vaccine is. If you want the protection against most cervical cancers as well as genital warts, you will want to consider getting vaccinated.

Old 07-16-2006, 01:25 PM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: OKC
Posts: 9
Marilyn73 HB User
Re: gardasil-- HPV vaccine

I wouldn't get it just yet personally, it is still very new and was tested on limited people just like all new vaccines. It is not until they are used in great number that true vaccine reactions are found, even though they might be rare. I'm not anti-vax, but I'm also not a guinea pig Remember the Rotavirus vaccine disaster..... I think I am more concerned about younger girls getting this vaccine than adults but new vaccines because it was tested on VERY VERY few young girls, like all new medicine worries me until I see more of a track record with it. The FDA puts new medicines out there so fast anymore it seems.

I plan to wait and consider the VAERS reports on it before my girls get this vaccine, it's just too new for my comfort.

Good luck with your decision and do your research before going any further.

Last edited by Marilyn73; 07-16-2006 at 01:26 PM.

Old 08-02-2006, 04:12 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 564
aswaer HB Useraswaer HB User
Re: gardasil-- HPV vaccine

This vaccine only protects against 4 of the 90+ strains of HPV. These 4 strains are considered extremely causative of cervical cancer. However, there are 15 strains that have been linked to cervical cancer. This vaccination does not protect you against the stratins not assocaited with cervical cancer, and you can still easily contract HPV (including the warty kind) with the vaccination.

The reason that the vaccine is so important is that there is nearly a 100% cause and effect relationship between being innfected with one of these strains of HPV and the development of cervical cancer. To put it better, 100% of these cervical cancers are the result of being infected with a cancer-causing HPV strain. However, it is unknown how many individuals can clear a cancer-causing HPV strain exposure on their own.

This is why we do Paps - find the cancer when it's still young.

The only reason I hesitate on this vaccine is that it's so new. If I had a daughter, I'd educate her on this crummy disease and the prevalence of HPV until she's blue in the face. But in a few years I'd probably go for it. About 90% of sexually active Americans carry at least 1 HPV strain. Why not prevent cancer to the best of our abilities?

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:14 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!