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Author Topic: Gardisal approval for HPV/ Who Should Get It  (Read 1839 times)

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Offline wiser

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Gardisal approval for HPV/ Who Should Get It
« on: October 22, 2009, 10:47:32 PM »
I read today's post on the FDA approval of Gardisal for HPV prevention. Are there any guidelines as to taking this vaccine for HIV+ men?

Offline Nashvegas

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Re: Gardisal approval for HPV/ Who Should Get It
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 05:01:44 PM »
I don't know whether they've issued any guidelines, but I can tell you that I got the vaccine about a year ago, before it was approved for males.  I've never had anal warts, but based on everything I'd read about them on these forums, I wanted to do anything I could to protect myself from hpv. So my doctor gave me the vaccine on an "off label" basis...  I'm really glad I did. 
8/12/06 - sero-conversion
9/14/06 -- Positive Test results confirmed
9/21/06 -- CD4 - 586; viral load 8,000; 29%
12/25/06 -- CD4 - 373; VL 2,800; 23%
2/10/07 - CD4 - 228; VL 865; 25%
3/15/07 -  CD4 - 365 (no viral load test)
5/1/07 = CD4 - 341; VL 4,358; 27%
8/1/07 - CD4 - 315; VL - 2,300; 25%
9/20/07 - CD4 - 378
11/22/07 - CD4 - 257; VL 7,300;
2/27/08 - CD4 231 (16.5 %), VL 5,960
5/20/08 - CD4 229 (18.3%), VL 11,100
6/17/08 - CD4 166 (14.5%), VL 9,030
7/2/08 - CD4 272 (20%), VL 113  :-)
7/16/08 - CD4 -217 (21.1 %), VL - Undetectable
7/30/08 - CD4 - 220 (20.4%). VL - 92
8/14/08 - CD4 - 280 (22%) VL-undetectable
1/04/09 - CD4 - 250 (28%) VL-UD
5/15/09 - CD4 -393 (28%) VL-UD
8/15/09 - CD4-346, (26%) VL-UD
11/15/09 - CD4-373 (28%)

Offline edfu

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Re: Gardisal approval for HPV/ Who Should Get It
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 08:02:18 PM »

This earlier thread about this question may be of some help.  It should also be noted that HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world.  Most gay men are infected with HPV, and most of those are infected very quickly after initiating sexual activity.  It is estimated that most sexually active adults, both gay and straight, are infected with HPV by age 25.  Also, anal intercourse is not necessary for infection; HPV can be spread through various skin-to-skin contacts.  There are many strains of HPV, and it has not yet been definitively proved that the vaccine can treat and/or protect against strains of HPV that have already been contracted.  

P.S.  Note that the correct spelling for the vaccine is Gardasil.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2009, 10:22:42 PM by edfu »
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Offline NYCguy

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Re: Gardisal approval for HPV/ Who Should Get It
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 03:22:10 PM »
I got the vaccine also and glad I did.  I'm still not clear on the benefit for men who have already had anal or genital warts, but it seems like it would still be a good idea, no?  Also, I read somewhere that there is now a program to pay for the vaccine for men if insurance doesn't cover it.  Does anyone know where more info is about that?
11/9/06 = #$%^&!
sometime early Dec 2006:
CD4 530 20%/VL >250,000 (&*$$%!!)
started Reyataz300mg/Norvir/Truvada 12-27-06.
1/30/07 CD4 540 30%/VL <400
4/07 CD4 600+ 33%/VL <50
6/9/07 CD4 720 37%/VL <50
10/15/07 CD4 891 (!) %? VL <50
1/2010 CD4 599 (37%) VL<50 (drop due to acute HCV)
9/2010 - looks like HCV is gone for good! And I'm finally drinking again, thank GOD
2013 - considering a switch to Stribild. but I love my Kidneys (but I hate farting all the time!)...
June 2013 - switched to Stribild.  so far so good...


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