Can I Inject The HPV Vaccine If It Has Been Exposed To The HPV Virus?
Hello, I am only a month married and currently 25 years old. The second week after marriage I was declared to be affected by candiloma, then the doctor performed a precancer in his treatment. What I want to ask is whether I can get the HPV vaccine or not? Because I was in the treatment of two doctors, the first doctor said that after the vouter I was prepared for the vaccine, the second doctor did not recommend because I had been exposed to the virus. Please simplify 🙏
Hello Zahra, Thank you for the question.
Condyloma acuminata or genital warts are sexually transmitted infections caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes small bumps to grow in the genital and anal area. This virus is transmitted through contact with the patient's skin during intercourse. There are approximately 120 types of HPV, only 30-40 types are transmitted through sexual contact and of these 30 types, 90 percent of cases of genital warts are caused by HPV types 6 and type 11.
HPV vaccine is a vaccine intended to prevent HPV infection. The vaccine provided consists of several types of HPV that have been weakened so that the body forms immunity / antibodies which can then prevent infections of these types in the future. Even if you have experienced genital warts, you can still benefit from the protection of this vaccine because the vaccine provided contains several types of attenuated viruses, not just one type of virus. Please consult this matter again with your obstetrician and gynecologist. Consult the type of vaccine you want to receive because currently available vaccines contain 2 types of viruses, 4 types of viruses, or 9 types of viruses. The delivery schedule for each vaccine also varies depending on which one you use.
Hopefully this information is useful.