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SO, WHAT IS HPV?

 

HPV (short for human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect both men and women.  There are many types of HPV, but certain types can cause anal cancer in both men and women, and cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in women. Other types can cause genital warts in both men and women.

 
 
 

HPV IS  VERY COMMON

 
 
 
 

Currently, there are ~79 MILLION males and females in the US infected with HPV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each year, 14 million new infections occur in the United States, and about half of the newly infected people are 15 to 24 years old.

For most people, HPV clears on its own. But for others who don't clear the virus, HPV could cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females and anal cancer in both males and females. And there's no way to predict who will or won't clear the virus.

 
 

THERE ARE ~40 types of HPV  that can infect the genital area.

Of those, 9 types are known to cause the majority of HPV-related cancers and diseases, including:

 
 
Anal cancer in both men and women and cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancer in women AND
Genital warts in both men and women
 
Not all anal, vulvar, and vaginal cancer cases are caused by HPV.*

THESE 9 TYPES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

~90%

of anal cancer cases

~90%

of cervical  cancer cases

~90%

of vulvar  cancer cases

~85%

of vaginal  cancer cases

~90%

of GENITAL  WARTS CASES

~90%

of anal cancer cases

~90%

of cervical  cancer cases

~90%

of vulvar  cancer cases

~85%

of vaginal  cancer cases

~90%

of GENITAL  WARTS CASES

*Approximately 70% to 75% of vaginal cancer cases, 30% of vulvar cancer cases, and 85% to 90% of anal cancer cases are HPV related.

 

HPV CAN HAVE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES

 
 

For some people, the consequences of HPV infection can develop later in life. For most people, HPV clears on its own. But for others who don't clear the virus, HPV could cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in females and anal cancer in both males and females. And there's no way to predict who will or won't clear the virus.

 
 
 

~19 MEN AND WOMEN are diagnosed with ANAL CANCER each day in the US

 

~32 WOMEN  are diagnosed with CERVICAL CANCER each day in the US

Caused by HPV Types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.

 

~875 MEN AND WOMEN are diagnosed with GENITAL WARTS each day in the US

Caused by HPV Types 6 and 11.

 
 

HOW HPV  IS SPREAD

 
 

You can get infected through any type of sexual experimentation with someone who has HPV. Intercourse is the most common way people get HPV, but any genital skin-to-skin contact can put you at risk–even if you are not having intercourse.

 
 
 

HPV often  has no  signs or symptoms.

 
 

HPV often has no signs or symptoms.

PEOPLE CAN GET THE VIRUS AND PASS IT ON WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT.

 
 
 

PROTECTING YOURSELF

 
 
 
 
 

There are ways to help protect yourself from certain HPV-related cancers and diseases, like abstinence, using a condom, limiting the number of sexual partners you have, and the HPV vaccine. It’s up to you to get the facts, talk to your doctor, and choose the types of protection that are right for you.

 
 
 

INFORMATION ABOUT GARDASIL 9

GARDASIL 9 helps protect individuals ages 9 to 45 against the following diseases caused by 9 types of HPV: cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females, anal cancer and genital warts in both males and females.

GARDASIL 9 may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL 9 does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for women to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts.

GARDASIL 9 is a shot that is usually given in the arm muscle. GARDASIL 9 may be given as 2 or 3 shots.

  • For persons 9 through 14 years of age, GARDASIL 9 can be given using a 2-dose or 3-dose schedule. For the 2-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 6–12 months after the first shot. If the second shot is given less than 5 months after the first shot, a third shot should be given at least 4 months after the second shot. For the 3-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.
  • For persons 15 through 45 years of age, GARDASIL 9 is given using a 3-dose schedule; the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.

The appropriate dosing schedule will be determined by your health care professional.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL 9 or GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. GARDASIL 9 was not studied in women who knew they were pregnant.

The side effects include pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, bleeding, and a lump where you got the shot, headache, fever, nausea, and dizziness. Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL 9. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your health care professional may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after you get GARDASIL 9. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff.

 

Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL 9 is right for you.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please read the Patient Information for GARDASIL 9 and discuss it with your doctor. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.

Having trouble paying for your Merck vaccine? Merck may be able to help. Visit http://www.merckhelps.com/


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INFORMATION ABOUT GARDASIL 9[OPEN & SCROLL]

GARDASIL 9 helps protect individuals ages 9 to 45 against the following diseases caused by 9 types of HPV: cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females, anal cancer and genital warts in both males and females.

GARDASIL 9 may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL 9 does not prevent all types of cervical cancer,

GARDASIL 9 helps protect individuals ages 9 to 45 against the following diseases caused by 9 types of HPV: cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females, anal cancer and genital warts in both males and females.

GARDASIL 9 may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL 9 does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for women to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts.

GARDASIL 9 is a shot that is usually given in the arm muscle. GARDASIL 9 may be given as 2 or 3 shots.

  • For persons 9 through 14 years of age, GARDASIL 9 can be given using a 2-dose or 3-dose schedule. For the 2-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 6–12 months after the first shot. If the second shot is given less than 5 months after the first shot, a third shot should be given at least 4 months after the second shot. For the 3-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.
  • For persons 15 through 45 years of age, GARDASIL 9 is given using a 3-dose schedule; the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.

The appropriate dosing schedule will be determined by your health care professional.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION [OPEN & SCROLL] [OPEN & SCROLL]

Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL 9 or GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. GARDASIL 9 was not studied in women who knew they were pregnant.

The side effects include pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, bleeding, and a lump where you got the shot, headache, fever, nausea, and dizziness. Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL 9. Sometimes people who

Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL 9 or GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. GARDASIL 9 was not studied in women who knew they were pregnant.

The side effects include pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, bleeding, and a lump where you got the shot, headache, fever, nausea, and dizziness. Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL 9. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your health care professional may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after you get GARDASIL 9. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff.

Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL 9 is right for you.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please read the Patient Information for GARDASIL 9 and discuss it with your doctor. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.

Having trouble paying for your Merck vaccine? Merck may be able to help. Visit http://www.merckhelps.com/