Can Getting the HPV Vaccine Help If I Already Have Genital Warts?enteens out what the experts have to say.warts, viruses, human papilloma, cancer, cervical, cervix, vaccinated, shots, sexual protection, std, stds, sti, stis, condom, prevent infections, infections, sexually transmitted, expert answers, vaccinations, immunizations, hpv, genital warts, genital, human papilloma virus, get tested, sexuality, safe sex, vaccines for teens, worts01/20/201101/21/202101/21/2021Christina M. Shultz, MD and Taina A. Trevino, MD12/04/202092f0f693-01b8-43d5-9b26-bb6eb5ef43e6<p><em>Can vaccination for HPV virus help someone who already has genital warts? Will it help to protect my partner?<br /> &ndash; Mel*</em></p> <p>Getting the <a href="">HPV vaccine</a> is definitely still a good idea for you. That's because there are different types of HPV &mdash; some that cause <a href="">warts</a>, and others that cause cancer. Even if you have already been infected with the type of HPV that causes genital warts, you can still protect yourself against the types that can cause cancer since you may not be infected with those types yet.</p> <p>If you get vaccinated now, it <strong><em>won't</em></strong> protect your partner, though. But your partner can be vaccinated too. Both guys and girls should be vaccinated against HPV to help prevent the spread of the disease.</p> <p>Even if you and your partner have both been vaccinated, always use condoms for any type of sex (oral, anal, or vaginal). Condoms help prevent the spread of the types of HPV that are <em>not</em> covered by the vaccine. And, of course, condoms also help protect against other <a href="">sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)</a>.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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