Should I get the HPV vaccine under these circumstances?

by Rachel on April 20, 2011

I’m 32 years old, married with 2 kids. I am 100% certain that me and my husband will stay faithful to each other. Both of us dated other people prior to getting married.

So if I get the HPV vaccine will it help me fight against cervical cancer, or is it not very helpful under my situation?

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Katherine W April 20, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Not helpful. It doesn’t prevent cervical cancer if you’ve already been exposed to HPV, it’s only if you think you might be exposed in the future.

thunder7 April 21, 2011 at 12:30 am

I don’t think they have proved any effectiveness of the vaccine in women older than 26.

Cail April 21, 2011 at 1:03 am

1) The HPV vaccine is not currently prescribed to women over 27, I believe (within a year or two).
2) If you’re going to stay with each other and won’t stray, no new HPV will be introduced to you.
3) If you are already infected with HPV, it won’t do anything for you.

So pretty much, the answer is no, you shouldn’t get it, and they probably wouldn’t let you.

girl_on_the_couch_inak April 21, 2011 at 2:01 am

it will not help you fight against cervical cancer…… just prevents women from getting the strain of hpv that causes cervical cancer

Torin April 21, 2011 at 2:37 am

The HPV vaccine is an experimental drug that a LOT of us in the medical field are trying very, VERY hard to get it removed from the market.

The testing was mediocre, at best. The results were questionable, to be generous. It’s the very first vaccine of its kind (live cancer virus) and we don’t have any idea what it will do to the body in 10 years or more. If you will read the actual documentation from the manufacturer, you will find that it doesn’t say anywhere that it will prevent anything. But the ad campaign sure does IMPLY that they are making that claim.

Oh, and speaking of the manufacturer, remember that it is made by Merck… those wonderful people who brought you Voixx (which killed many) and Fen-Phen (which killed and maimed many more). I find it interesteing that the push for the HPV vaccine came right about the time that the $1 Billion judgement against Merck came back. They have an established track record of sending meds to the market without proper testing.

Please do more research for yourself before you take this medication. There is no way in hell I’d encourage my wife or daughter to take it. There are WAY too many unanswered questions.

biffridgeway April 21, 2011 at 3:04 am

You mean HIV. There is no vaccine for that.

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