Preventative HPV Treatment at a Later Age

Preventative HPV Treatment at a Later Age

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Human papillomavirus infections are common among sexually active individuals and prevention for HPV is common during the ages of 9-26. When the prime age to get treatment for HPV is between 9-26, what are the HPV treatments for adults past the prime age? There is a vaccination available for adults covering certain strains of the virus.

Protection against HPV is important for individuals of any age to take preventative care against cancers occurring from HPV. The vaccination is available for anyone of any age so take advantage to protect yourself against the diseases occurring from HPV.

Preventative HPV Treatments for Adults

Don’t be discouraged by the recommended age of HPV treatments. Treatments are available to individuals of any age. Protect yourself for the future.

Protection from the vaccination

Everyone has a chance to contract HPV but there are instants where the infection can go away on its own. Then there are instants where it can develop into a risk. The HPV vaccination provided to everyone covers nine strains of the virus, making the vaccination still a large amount of protection. It is uncommon for individuals to be exposed to every single strain. If a vaccination can protect you and give you less of a chance to contract a strain, it is worth receiving a vaccination at your current age.

Side effects

There are side effects after receiving an HPV treatment. 90% of the side effects individuals experience are non-serious. The common side effects are the following:

  • Mild to moderate fever
  • Itching near the injection area

The more moderate side effects individuals experience include the following:

  • Headache
  • Arm pain
  • Fainting
  • Nausea

These are more severe symptoms, such as blood clots and seizures, experienced after the vaccination but again, it is a rare case to happen to individuals who received the vaccination. Consult with your doctor providing you with the vaccination if you are at risk of getting severe side effects.

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