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Old 05-27-2010, 02:26 AM
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The research I did basically told me that they haven't tested the vaccine on anyone over 30, so they don't know how effective it is. Also, the vaccine doesn't protect against very many strains, just the most common ones, so you can still become infected. It seemed more effective to be tested for HPV at your annual exams, if you can convince your doctor to do it.

ETA: I mentioned the testing as a way to watch out for cancer, which is why I did the research in the first place. HPV is transferred from cell to cell, so even condoms are not 100% effective, though they are of limited effectiveness. It seemed nigh on impossible to prevent any exposure to HPV, so the next best thing was to be tested annually. In me, HPV was undetected for at least ten years before it became pre-cancerous.

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