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My doctor says that I will be vaccinated (safe) after taking the 2nd shot of Gardisil and that the 3rd shot is just for longevity. Is it true that I will be protected against the 4 types of HPV after my second shot of Gardisil? Will I need to update this vaccine in the future?
Can HPV be expelled naturally from the body. If so can I be infected with this same HPV type? What are my responsibilities? Should I tell my most recent partner of 6 months (we are no longer together) that I have HPV. I know there aren't any tests for men so he may or may not have it. If I tell him, what are his responsibilities? Or I don't tell him and he is most likely infecting other women.
Where can I access the most current information on HSV? In lay persons language would be best but I'm interested in clinical trials as well.
What are your thoughts on the test results of taking AHCC to expel HPV from the body? Do you know a reputable source of liquid AHCC?
Thanks for your answers. The more I read about HPV the more I question it. Even my doctor doesn't seem sure of the answers.
So about a year ago I got what I thought was a ingrown hair at the base of my penis, I tried popping it but it didn't not pop and I finally got the hair out with some tweesers. Then when it healed it turned into a small bump, that I tried picking off because I thought I didn't get the entire hair out. At that time my girlfriend of over two years got her Pap smear and came back clean. And after that the little bump remains. I've recently in a panic tried the apple vinegar treatment. And have abstained from sex as to be sure. My worry is it is genital warts. But I only had one little bump. And it looked nothing like the ones I see online. Land I also hear your body can fight these offf, is it really a 80% chance? Because everywhere else say you'll have it for life.