What do u think about the hpv vaccine?

by Rachel on August 2, 2011

i am a female that fits the age category of 21and i am thinking if i should get the vaccine? i just got my pap smear back and i asked them to test me for hpv it came back negative, so it makes me even consider it so much more now. i just want to know some peoples thoughts on it.

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karen v August 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I think that every young woman should get this.

Kim C August 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm

GET IT!!!! My daughter didn’t asked to get HPV and she has it. She is 19 and contracted it through date rape. Please get it. It can keep you from getting ovarian cancer on down the road.

CBM79 August 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I think that if it really works, that’s wonderful. I’m more concerned with the long-term effects of it. Also it makes me VERY leary when only one pharmaceutical company makes it and has been promoting it so hard. I know they do all types of studies and whatnot, but look at other drugs that were studied and had bad long-term consequences.. like painkillers. I certainly don’t think young girls should be pumped full of this vaccine until we have further research. The ease of making it a required vaccine (like Texas did, which has now been overturned), is like having a giant lab of young girls to test on.

I’m thrilled they are concerned for preventing cancer, we all should, but something is just sending a red flag up for me on this. I’m 27, I won’t be getting it yet.

2mella@sbcglobal.net August 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Pleae get it! I just had to have a radical hysterectomy because I had HPV, the kind that causes cancer. I sat at USC clinic for hours and watched as young 20 year old women came out crying, knowing that they would never have babies. It will change my life forever…and I never got the chance to have children. Please do it…there is no downside.

melissa a August 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

The famous Gardasil vaccine. I think its a smart choice. Protects you from HPV types 16 and 18 cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, and HPV Types 6 and 11 cause 90% of genital warts cases.Gardasil has been approved by the fda. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months it can cause pain, swelling, itching, and redness at the injection site, fever, nausea, and dizziness.

kittenbrower August 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm

It is a series of three shots and does provide adequate protection against the forms of HPV that cause cervical cancer. Most insurances don’t cover it so it might be expensive and you would not be excluded if you job requires paps every year yet, but it is a good one to get.

? Stacy ? August 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm

It is a great idea but very expensive and only protects you against a very few strains of hpv. So if you get it you would still need to be very careful and use a condom when you have a new sexual partner.

allan m August 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Its about making money for the drug companies.I would not allow my daughter to take it.There are more then 100 hpv virus strains and this only kills 4 strains.Also they have no clue to long term effects.Don’t do it!

TLH August 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

i hope that all men and women get vaccinated.hpv causes penile,cervical,and anal cancer.

anthony b August 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm

As someone as already said there are many more genital hpv strains.

This Doctor tests for 35 genital hpv strains

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