HPV/genital warts exposure?

April 15, 2009 by admin 

I was exposed to a person with a visible genital wart and who contracted HPV. I'm already scheduled to get the Gardasil vaccine early next week and this happened on Thursday. From what I've read it takes your body around 2 months to form any sort of reaction to this disease and you won't show any symptoms for around 2 months to a few years in certain circumstances. Will I still get the disease even if I get my first shot and continue with the 2nd and 3rd? I'm just really worried because I don't want to spread the disease to a future partner. I really feel as if the vaccine will prevent the HPV from forming although I have read it does not eliminate any warts or HPV or the cervix if you already have it but I highly doubt that I would already have the virus in my body and the vaccine would work. Any thoughts?


One Response to “HPV/genital warts exposure?”

  1. 1M9 on April 15th, 2009 11:29 pm

    Why on Earth would you have sexual contact with ANYONE who had a visible wart on their genitals??!!

    When you get the shot, speak with the doctor/nurse and ask about this. Thing is, you've already been exposed. The vaccine would help for FUTURE exposure, not past exposure.

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