Is the HPV vaccine effective after exposure?
The HPV vaccine is not effective in preventing infection from HPV types a person has been exposed to prior to vaccination. The vaccine also cannot prevent progression of HPV infection or HPV-related disease.
Does the HPV vaccine work if you are sexually active?
The HPV vaccine works best when people are vaccinated before they become sexually active. However, a person should still get the vaccine even if they are already sexually active. This is because they are unlikely to have been exposed to all of the types of HPV contained in the vaccine.
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.
Is HPV contagious for life?
HPV can lay dormant for many years after a person contracts the virus, even if symptoms never occur. 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.
Does HPV vaccine last for life?
Research suggests that vaccine protection is long-lasting. Current studies have followed vaccinated individuals for ten years, and show that there is no evidence of weakened protection over time.
What happens if I only get one HPV shot?
The researchers confirmed that HPV infections were “significantly less prevalent” among those exposed to at least one vaccine dose. But there was also “no significant difference” in HPV infection risk between those who had taken one, two or three doses.
What are the worst side effects of the HPV vaccine?
Severe side effects, or adverse events, are uncommonly reported and have included:
- Blood clots.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
- Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
Can a virgin have HPV?
If you’ve never had any type of sexual intercourse, you’re unlikely to have HPV , but it’s not impossible since other types of sexual contact can spread HPV .