What is the HPV Vaccine?
The HPV vaccine protects you from the human papillomavirus (HPV). There is currently two HPV vaccine that is approved for use in men. The Gardasil and Gardasil 9 HPV vaccines protect you from genital warts.
Why Do I Need the HPV Vaccine?
Because genital warts can be prevented!
Genital warts is a common STD (sexually transmitted disease) and is highly contagious. Any men who have ever had sexual contact may be infected with HPV and subsequently develop genital warts. The more sex partners you have will also mean the higher chance you will get this STD.
If you have genital warts, you may have noticeable symptoms on your sexual organs, most often small stalks. Having genital warts may cause you pain, affect your sex life, emotions, and self-image. Even after treatment, the disease may recur.
Furthermore, if you have been infected with HPV, you may transmit the virus to your sex partner. Women infected with HPV can also develop genital warts. And more importantly, cervical cancer may develop as a result of HPV infection.
Therefore, all men should be vaccinated against HPV to prevent genital warts. You can protect yourself as well as your sex partners. The vaccine protects men from 90% of external genital lesions caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18. These include external genital warts and penile cancer.
Is the HPV Vaccine Suitable for Me?
The HPV vaccine is recommended for boys as young as 9 years of age. Ideally, the vaccine should be administered before the onset of sexual activity. However, men who are already sexaully active may also benefit from vaccination.
Should I be Tested Before Vaccination?
Screening for HPV is not required before receiving the HPV vaccine. The chance of having been infected by more than one type of HPV is minimal. Any men can get various degrees of benefits from vaccination, regardless of whether they have been previously infected or not.
Our doctor may ask you a few questions about your health status before giving you the HPV vaccine. You should discuss individual concerns with our doctor before receiving the vaccination.
Is the HPV Vaccine for Men the Same as the One for Women?
Yes. The Gardasil and Gardasil 9 HPV vaccines for men are the same ones used for prevention of women's cervical cancer. The vaccines, whether used in men or women, provides protection against the same HPV types.
HPV in men causes genital warts. In women, HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer.
I Want to get Vaccinated against HPV and Genital Warts
Please call us for an appointment a few days beforehand.
The price for the Gardasil HPV vaccine is $3400 for 3 injections, including the doctor's fee. Payment is made on the day you receive the vaccination.
The HPV vaccine is basically suitable for anyone above the age of 9. You do not need to get tested before vaccination. However, you should not have any symptoms of flu or fever on the day you have the vaccination. Our doctor may ask you a few questions about your health status before giving you the HPV vaccine.
You should discuss individual concerns with our doctor before receiving the vaccination.
For enquiries and appointments, please call us at (852) 2110-9980.
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