Gardasil


  • Apr 11, 2014 2:00 AM GMT
    One of my friends who is a dermatologist recommended that I get Gardasil. Now I am a health professional with a graduate degree, but I never thought about Gardasil for men. They never really mentioned it at all during my education, so it never crossed my mind. Also, I am too lazy to pubmed data about this vaccine in men, so anyone care to provide me a summary of the data? Also, for anyone that's gotten this vaccine, how painful is it? I've heard that it is the most painful vaccine, and I'm not a big fan of needles.
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    Apr 11, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    Time's running out for you: "Gardasil vaccine has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of young men contracting genital warts.[28] In the United States the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved administration of the vaccine to males between ages 9 and 26 in October 2009."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardasil

  • Apr 11, 2014 5:30 AM GMT
    Don't care about genital warts that much. I don't want to get penile or anal cancer.
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    Apr 11, 2014 9:27 AM GMT
    bacillus1 saidDon't care about genital warts that much. I don't want to get penile or anal cancer.


    Where do you think penile and anal cancer originate from? From genital warts....
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    Apr 11, 2014 2:37 PM GMT
    Heh,may I know if a person is over 26 years old,can he still take the gardasil?
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    Apr 11, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
    If I was a young single guy I would get the vaccine.

    Condoms offer little protection from hpv. Getting warts can mess up your sex life for a long time. The cancer risk tends to come up later in life but I would hate to be dying in a hospital from a disease I could have potentially prevented.

    A very large percentage of the population is carrying around one form of hpv or another.
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    Apr 12, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    thanks for the answer,another question is the hpv vaccine has 2 types of different injections,one called cervavix and another one called gardasil,so what is the difference anyway??
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    Apr 12, 2014 5:48 AM GMT
    Regardless of the pain, you won't even remember it once it's over. The benefits of actually getting the vaccine greatly outweighs...well anything else.

    While you may not be worried about contracting genital warts right now, you may end up regretting those words if you are unlucky enough to get them.

    They do aid in protecting against the cancers so what would be worse? A painful shot or chemo/radiation/emotional turmoil and strife that would come with cancer.

    Yes, you may not contract the cancerous strain even without the vaccine, but why not protect yourself some more when you can?
    I really suggest getting the vaccination.

    We work out despite the fact that we're literally inflicting pain on ourselves and tearing our muscles. Why? Because we know that it'll pay off, that we'll feel good after, that our muscles will repair and be even better. So use that logic in coping with the pain of a shot. It's worth it afterwards icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 14, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    Pontifex saidThe cancer risk tends to come up later in life but I would hate to be dying in a hospital from a disease I could have potentially prevented.


    That's a pretty silly way of thinking. I just want to fucking smack you for saying that (but you're so cute, I'd never do that). As if sex cancer is the only cancer and HPV is the only thing that causes it. There are people who die of all sorts of cancers and end up "dying in a hospital". I just had a relative pass of cancer complications and it wasn't from HPV.

    Most of the things you touch, breath and consume has a potential of causing cancer. It's the 2nd leading cause of death. -http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm and http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/conditions/cancer/

  • Apr 14, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    "Don't care about genital warts that much. I don't want to get penile or anal cancer"

    Ohh lord!icon_neutral.gificon_exclaim.gif
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    Apr 14, 2014 5:29 AM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 said
    Pontifex saidThe cancer risk tends to come up later in life but I would hate to be dying in a hospital from a disease I could have potentially prevented.


    That's a pretty silly way of thinking. I just want to fucking smack you for saying that (but you're so cute, I'd never do that). As if sex cancer is the only cancer and HPV is the only thing that causes it. There are people who die of all sorts of cancers and end up "dying in a hospital". I just had a relative pass of cancer complications and it wasn't from HPV.

    Most of the things you touch, breath and consume has a potential of causing cancer. It's the 2nd leading cause of death. -http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm and http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/conditions/cancer/


    Yes, but we try to reduce the chances of cancer when we can. You will notice I used the words "could have potentially prevented." You can't guarantee anything. Looking at the vaccine the potential good seems to outweigh the potential harm by a long shot.
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    Apr 14, 2014 9:09 AM GMT
    Pontifex said
    Yes, but we try to reduce the chances of cancer when we can. You will notice I used the words "could have potentially prevented." You can't guarantee anything. Looking at the vaccine the potential good seems to outweigh the potential harm by a long shot.


    there's lots of effective genital wart creams on the market (not sold in stores). Or, for quick relief go to the doctor and have them nitrogen freeze the fuckers off lol.
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    Apr 15, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 said
    Pontifex said
    Yes, but we try to reduce the chances of cancer when we can. You will notice I used the words "could have potentially prevented." You can't guarantee anything. Looking at the vaccine the potential good seems to outweigh the potential harm by a long shot.


    there's lots of effective genital wart creams on the market (not sold in stores). Or, for quick relief go to the doctor and have them nitrogen freeze the fuckers off lol.


    Haha yeah that may be true, but surgery could also be involved. I think down playing the warts (I'm not saying you are) isn't a good idea. Often the infected begin feeling dirty and not only that, it will change your sexual life. You have to inform others all the time if you plan on being sexually active.

    Soooo I don't understand the "I'm not worried about warts" statement. They're not like pimples you pop. They're more like "holy shit are they going to come back? I have to spend extra cash on the creams, doctor visits, etc. Etc, etc, etc."

    Also yeah typically the strains that cause warts typically do not cause cancer, but the strains that cause cancer may be asymptomatic. Meaning doctors test the warts to see if they contain those strains and it's great if it's negative! Though there's a chance (I don't know how high or low) that the cancerous strain is there just not in the wart.

    Plus his statement about preventing cancer when you can is pretty valid. He never implied that HPV was the only thing that caused cancer or the other thing you stated. I think you misinterpreted. So I think he should slap you. Back and forth. ;) It's just that if you contract the strain, your chances of developing cancer have just multiplied an enormous amount.

  • Feb 27, 2016 6:00 AM GMT
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  • onelousymick

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    Feb 27, 2016 3:51 PM GMT
    bacillus1 saidOne of my friends who is a dermatologist recommended that I get Gardasil. Now I am a health professional with a graduate degree, but I never thought about Gardasil for men. They never really mentioned it at all during my education, so it never crossed my mind. Also, I am too lazy to pubmed data about this vaccine in men, so anyone care to provide me a summary of the data? Also, for anyone that's gotten this vaccine, how painful is it? I've heard that it is the most painful vaccine, and I'm not a big fan of needles.



    Are you a healthcare professional in the sexual health field?

    Gardasil is meant to vaccinate against some 7-11 kinds of warts, most importantly it vaccinates most against cancer-causing warts, which as a gay man you should understand can be obtained through anal sex.