What are the chances of getting HPV after having the Gardasil shot?

by Rachel on May 19, 2010

I had all three Gardasil shots, so I had sex (several times) with a person, the carrier of HPV is not protected. If it makes a difference is what HPV type A are potent carcinogenic HPV Typ.Wie the chances I have HPV after the shooting and is frequently exposed to the virus?

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???????? May 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Gardisil protects you from 4 strains of HPV.
There are about 26 genital strains in total.

So…..your chances of contracting HPV are pretty good. It’s the 4 strains that you’ve been vaccinated against that shouldn’t turn up in your system.

JuliaJones May 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Of course u can still catch hpv!!!! You might have had an symptomless infection before you got the shot.

Rain May 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I got the shots a couple years ago and I still ended up with it. I’ve done a lot of research and there are over 130 different types of it that’s only the types that have been identified. 50% of people will end up with it in their life time.

tarnishedsilverheart May 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Did you have sex before you received all three of the Gardasil injections….this could play some part in the percentage of how effective Gardasil was for you?

The Gardasil website claims the vaccine may not work for everyone….the studies have shown that this would be only a small majority of the young gals that received the vaccine.
I am not sure if having sex multiple times has an effect on how your body handles your acquired HPV type or types.

There is no screening method for the male and even though he may have transmitted a high risk HPV type or two it may not be more aggressive than another HPV type. Each gal’s body handles HPV differently….most women will have the virus regress to low levels in a year or so. We can acquire new HPV types and there is a possibility of HPV type reactivating. Some women do not build adequate immunity to their acquired HPV type or type’s when/if this happens then he virus can persist and progress. Having multiple high risk HPV types may play into a mix of how the body handles HPV…but we are still in the infancy of that type of research. According to the CDC they are 40 genital HPV type, about 15 are classified as high risk and can progress to cancer.
High risk HPV types 16 and 18 have been found in 70% of all cervical cancers. The five most common high risk HPV types are 16, 18, 45, 31 and 33; these 5 accounts for 80% of all cervical cancer and 94% of cervical cancers due to adenocarnimoa. High risk HPV types are found in virtually all cervical cancers…so the remaining 10 high risk HPV types make up the other 20% of HPV types found in cervical cancers.

There are 15 HPV types that are the highest-risk types. They are identified by number (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82). Recent studies show that not all HPV types are equally likely to cause cancer. For example, the risk of developing cervical cancer with the presence of HPV16 is 434 times greater than without HPV16, whereas it is 45 times greater in the presence of HPV45 than without HPV45.

GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, and does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL will not protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

In 2003, the IARC proposed an epidemiological classification of the HPVs regarding their oncogenic potential: 15 HPV types were classified as high-risk types (types 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82), 3 were classified as probable high-risk types (types 26, 53, and 66), and 12 were classified as low-risk types (types 6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 61, 70, 72, 81, and CP6108) (14).

http://jcm.asm.org/cgi/content/full/45/2/313

HPV type distribution in cervical cancer: Of the more than
40 HPV types found in the genital tract, HPV-16 accounts
for some 50% to 60% of the cervical cancer cases in most
countries, followed by HPV 18: 10% to 20%, HPV 45: 4%-
8%, and HPV 31: 1%-5%. The five most common HR HPVs
(16, 18, 45, 31 and 33) account for 80% of the distribution in
squamous-cell cancers and of 94% of adenocarcinomas.

GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, and does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL will not protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

There are 15 HPV types that are the highest-risk types. They are identified by number (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82). Recent studies show that not all HPV types are equally likely to cause cancer. For example, the risk of developing cervical cancer with the presence of HPV16 is 434 times greater than without HPV16, whereas it is 45 times greater in the presence of HPV45 than without HPV45.

In 2003, the IARC proposed an epidemiological classification of the HPVs regarding their oncogenic potential: 15 HPV types were classified as high-risk types (types 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82), 3 were classified as probable high-risk types (types 26, 53, and 66), and 12 were classified as low-risk types (types 6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 61, 70, 72, 81, and CP6108) (14).

http://jcm.asm.org/cgi/content/full/45/2/313

The most common screening test for high risk HPV types is made by Digene it screens for
16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59
and 68 in Cervical Specimens.
It does not tell us what specific HPV type or types we carry.

http://www.thehpvtest.com/About-the-digene-HPV-Test/HPV-Test-vs-the-Pap-FAQs/~/media/Files/QIAGENCMS/Corporate/Web/TheHPVTest/FAQ/PatientPI.ashx
How your body handles your

Lily L May 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Gardasil actually doesn’t reduce the chance of getting HPV very much. It protects aginst 4 strains, and there are like 30 strains that typically affect the genitals.

But the 4 strains it protects against cause 70% of cervical cancer and 90% of genital warts. Gardasil is 100% effective against those 4 strains, so the chance you will have HPV issues is drastically reduced.

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