Did vaccinated Women increase their Susceptibility to other HPV Types?

Women Who Received HPV Vaccine May Need More Shots…

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HPV Vaccination in Sao Paulo Brazil March 2014. Image via PAHO/WHO.
  • there are more than 80 HPV types …
  • … if a woman is already infected with HPV, the HPV vaccine cannot eliminate this infection …
  • … vaccinated women are not guaranteed to prevent cervical cancer and/or not to be infected with HPV: women in the study who received the Gardasil vaccine were less likely to be infected with the four strains of the virus included in the vaccine: about 11 percent of vaccinated women were (still) infected with HPV 6, 11, 16 or 18, compared with nearly 20 percent of unvaccinated women…
  • … however, the women who received the vaccine were more likely to be infected with other high-risk HPV strains not included in the vaccine. About 61 percent of the women who received the vaccine were infected with another type of high-risk HPV, compared with 40 percent of women who did not receive the vaccine…

Read Women Who Received HPV Vaccine May Need Another Shot,
livescience, April 22, 2015
and Comparison of HPV prevalence between HPV-vaccinated and non-vaccinated young adult women (20-26 years) ,
American Association for Cancer Research, Apr 19, 2015.

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