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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Gardasil Infection?

 XeLSiS - Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:18 pm

My girlfriend just finished her Gardasil Vaccine Treatment.

She was a virgen until we started having sex just a week after the last shot.

My question is (since I assume the shot works something like the Flu shot (where a weaker strain is introduced) ) can I contract HPV from her vaccine since it would be active in her body and still not be immunized yet?

Thank you for your time.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:16 pm

User avatar Hello,This is a vaccine which has noninfectious particles from the virus like particles and not the virus itself.This is known as recombinant technology.So there will only be a mounted antibody response and no disease.So there are no chances of aquiring the disease.You can get it confirmed by the drug monograph.Ok?
 XeLSiS - Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:53 pm

That answered my question.

Thank you.

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