human papillomavirus vaccine

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Lindsay - posted on 12/08/2010

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I have had it. My daughter will likely have it and apparently so will my son. I'm all for disease control! :)

Mrs. - posted on 12/08/2010

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Whelp, about 6 year ago, I had regular paps in Ontario and they never tested unless asked. I asked the gyno and she said it was just not routine at the time. I'm glad to know it has changed. I don't know because I have to ask now due to what happened with the big ole chunk out of my cervix and the cancer scare.

For me it's a no brainer but I know people feel kids should have a choice. It's just too bad that "old enough" to make that decision for themselves might go after experimentation with kids in their class.

Nikki - posted on 12/07/2010

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Yes I would get it for my daughter, if fact it is on the national vaccination register in Australia now.

Yes I have had it myself before I met my husband.

Ez - posted on 12/07/2010

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They automatically test for HPV in our routine paps (Aus), or atleast they do in my city. I can't believe that isn't standard?

Jodi - posted on 12/07/2010

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But, I WILL say I absolutely HATE how they are calling it the "cervical cancer vaccine" in ads on the TV at the moment. It does NOT vaccinate you against cervical cancer!!!!! I find that to be very misleading advertising.

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Jenn - posted on 12/08/2010

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I'm pretty sure it is and has been routine to check for HPV in Ontario - that's how my friend found out she had it years ago. And I believe they say that about 75% of the popluation has some form of HPV! :S And I just have to say LMAO that some of you actually thought spontaneous combustion was a real side effect!

Caitlin - posted on 12/08/2010

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My girls are still young and I will do my homework before giving it to them, but by then there will be more stats on it thank goodness..

Isobel - posted on 12/08/2010

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weird...I'm in Ontario and every doctor I've ever had has tested for hpv automatically (or I guess I should say they offered it before I asked).

Jenny - posted on 12/08/2010

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I don't trust vacccinations. I did all the regular ones on an extended schedule with my kids but passed on anything new or unneccesary (chicken pox).

However, with a teenager I would talk to them about it but the final decsion would be theirs alone.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/08/2010

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It can lie dormant in a man, and transfer to a women without a man ever showing signs. Many people have it and don't know they do...they are just carriers..fun times....

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/08/2010

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I would 100% get it for my daughter AND my son. Neither of them are of age yet, and I they have many years to perfect it before they can even get it. I have HPV..I think when I found out I have it, the statistics were something like 80% of Americans have it...It was staggering. I have had many abnormal paps, 3 biopsies (that have come back clean) I am just waiting for the day that I have to sit down with the Dr and talk about my options (when it comes back cancerous). It is a virus and can pop up in your system at any time. I was diagnosed 10 years ago..yet still the occassional pap says it is around......thank God for the clean biopsy results.

Tara - posted on 12/08/2010

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Spent way too much time last night trying to find any evidence of spontaneous combustion as being a side effect of the vaccine. I came up completely empty. I even tried to find the commercial where it states this could be a side effect. Nothing. Anyone else ever heard of this??
There is absolutely nothing in google about it, not up to page 15 anyway...
just saying.. it seemed weird and it is weird, cause it doesn't seem to exist at all.

Jess - posted on 12/08/2010

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I got the vaccine, paid for by the government !!!

I would defiantly pay to vaccinate my daughter if need be. Its just one less thing her and I need to worry about !

Charlie - posted on 12/07/2010

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Becky they are releasing the male version of Gardasil very soon will you vaccinate your son ?

Becky - posted on 12/07/2010

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What would be the point of a Pap if they don't test for HPV? I'm pretty sure they do here, but now I'm going to ask my dr. the next time I have a pap!
I don't have a daughter, so I haven't given it too much thought. I have heard some scary things about the vaccine, but if I did have a daughter, I'd definitely be doing some good research on it. I certainly would want to protect her in every way possible.

Lady Heather - posted on 12/07/2010

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I'm too old. I guess I have some time to think about it for now. I know my mum's been through the HPV ringer. She had pre-cancerous cells caught in the nick of time. And she caught HPV from my dad, who had been her one and only partner in all respects. Yay infidelity! So I'm not naive to the fact that HPV can affect everyone and does affect most people. My guess is that my daughter will probably get vaccinated one day.

Nikki - posted on 12/07/2010

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Really? I think they get it here in year 8 on the schedule for free. And there was a national campaign about 5 years ago where sexually active women between 16-30 could get it for free, now you have to pay for it if you wan't it.

Becky - posted on 12/07/2010

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I need to do my homework on it yet . . . jury's still out! I get so nervous when you hear about the recall on this new drug or that new drug a couple years after it's release . . .which means it passed all the testing and yet they still overlooked a big factor in the safety of the drug . . . . I guess it's been out for a while now, I should get going on that homework huh?

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I thought they did aswell Erin.
I have had this one aswell and iMy daughter will most likely have it aswell when she is at that age.
I had no ill side effects from it either.
But as we would probably know i'm all for Vaccinations that prevent disease.

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My girls won't get it and I wouldn't either. I know it doesn't make much for a debate to say 'just cuz I'm not comfortable w/ it ' but that's my reason.

Rosie - posted on 12/07/2010

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read the link i posted april, it says how many people have had adverse reactions and explanations for it.

April - posted on 12/07/2010

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i heard that gardasil only protects against 4 (?) strains of HPV and that some (or 1?) teenage girls passed away because of it? i heard something to that effect a while back...did anyone else hear about it or I am going off in the deep end?

Mrs. - posted on 12/07/2010

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Yes ladies. I had HPV and it took a fair part of my cervix. Not only that, I was lucky to go to the states, where they automatically test for HPV with your exam (in Ontario, you must request it specifically on your regular exam or you do not get it..or at least this was the case 6 years ago). They found out that not only did I had irregular cells on my cervix but after the biopsy they determined they were pre cancerous cells and were at the stage right before they would have been termed cancerous. I luckily dodged a bullet. I don't want anyone to have to go through that, especially not my daughter.



I did learn about HPV through the process. Did you know, you can get it from heavy petting not just intercourse? So, you can be a virgin and get it (not that I was). Kids start young with that stuff and cervical cancer is not pretty.



I'd say thank God I didn't get the strain that causes warts but between cancer and warts....I think I'd take the warts.

Stifler's - posted on 12/07/2010

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I've had all 3 shots. I would let my teenager get it too. And I agree, calling it a cervical cancer vaccine is misleading.

Jodi - posted on 12/07/2010

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I actually haven't done a lot of research on it at this point, because I don't have a daughter at the age to get it. I'm over the hill. My stepdaughter's mother made the decision for her without consulting her father at all. For me, the jury is still out, and will give a verdict when I need it. I have quite a few years up my sleeve to decide, and I am sure, by then, the data will be far more profound, and I will be armed with better information.

And when it comes out for men, I will start to think about it for the boys......still a little time yet.

I guess I'm just wanting to do my research before giving an answer, and this is the one vaccine I haven't really researched.

Charlie - posted on 12/07/2010

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Spontaneous combustion has never actually been proven so I find it incredible they added it to the possible side effects .

Tara - posted on 12/07/2010

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spontaneous combustion? Really? I laughed out loud at that one.
Has spontaneous combustion ever actually occurred?
hmmm..... off to put kids to bed and then back on the puter to research this interesting but odd side effect...will be back

Ez - posted on 12/07/2010

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Gardasil will be available to boys in Australia in the very immediate future. The immunisation nurse I work with was only talking about it the other day!

Ez - posted on 12/07/2010

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Yes I would have my daughter be vaccinated, and I actually had it myself years ago when it first came on the market (I just scraped in to the age category by a couple of months). I have had an abnormal pap before. Anything that can decrease my chances of that happening again is a must IMO.

Charlie - posted on 12/07/2010

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Im sorry I actually laughed out loud when I read spontaneous combustion !



All vaccines come with similar warnings and side effects though .

Charlie - posted on 12/07/2010

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Absolutely , I got mine They are approving a HPV Vaccine for boys and they will get that when they are older too .

Katherine - posted on 12/07/2010

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Oh MAN!!!!! Another vax thread??

Let's rock.

I have 2 girls and of course I would do ANYTHING to protect them. The thing that gets me is the commercials.

May cause: bloating
bleeding
gas
itching
spontaneous combustion
sudden death
stroke
heart attack

Hard to trust drugs like that IMO.

They're 5 and 20mo, I've got time.

Jenn - posted on 12/07/2010

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Yes I would give it to my kids. It can prevent several strains of HPV which are responsible for 75% of the cases of cervical cancer.

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