Can Adult Men Who Are Older Than 45 Get HPV Vaccine?
Gardasil-9 For Adult Men Older Than 45 Years Old
Benefits of HPV Vaccination in Men Over Age 45
The CDC recommends Gardasil-9 in men up to the age of 45. However, age is a proxy for the number of sexual partners. Studies show that the vaccine works best in men and women who have had few sexual partners. Men in their 30s and 40s with a limited number of lifetime sexual partners can benefit from the HPV vaccine as much as younger men.
For example, let’s say a man who married his high school sweetheart and has been in long-term relationships with only three or four-lifetime sex partners is getting divorced in his 30s or 40s. The Gardasil vaccine would provide protection against HPV infection from new partners when he gets back in the dating game.
Evidence suggests that men who are older than 30 or 40 years old can benefit from HPV vaccination. In addition, evidence suggests that even men with a history of genital warts and HPV infection may derive some benefit from HPV vaccination. It appears that the Gardasil-9 HPV vaccine can suppress or eliminate the HPV virus in 20-30% of patients.
Where to Get Vaccinated for HPV in NYC?
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day HPV Vaccination, HPV testing and genital wart treatment for men and women.
We also perform comprehensive STD testing for other infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance. Call/text today: 1-646-663-4125 or make an appointment online.
Why is it Difficult for Older Men to Get Gardasil-9 Vaccination?
Some doctors do not offer Gardasil to men over 45 because it is not covered by insurance. There is also a lack of awareness about how the HPV vaccine can benefit men above age 45. Some of the benefits of Gardasil in older men above 45 include:
- Prevention of HPV infections in men with one or two-lifetime sexual partners
- Possible decreased risk of genital warts in men with multiple sexual partners
- Possible reduced risk of recurrent genital warts in men with frequent recurrence
- Possible decreased risk of penile precancerous changes and penile cancer as well as oral and anal cancers.
- Possible reduced risk of infecting sexual partners
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer Gardasil-9 HPV vaccine to men of all ages. Talk to our experienced physicians today to find out how it can benefit you. You can schedule an appointment online or contact us.
Scheduling Appointments for HPV Vaccination and STD Testing at New York Urology Specialists
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STDs are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI). We understand the challenges that STDs such as chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and ureaplasma create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem. We help you find an effective treatment for your symptoms that may be caused by STD, UTI or another cause.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of infections in men and women caused by sexually transmitted diseases as well as bladder infections (UTI). By virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman with urinary problems and bladder control problems.
We treat some of the most complex STD problems including:
- Persistent urinary urgency
- Frequent recurrence of genital warts
- Frequent recurrence of herpes outbreaks
- HIV prevention
- Genital warts in the urethra
- Treatment of infections when antibiotics do not work well
- Testing for urinary ureaplasma and mycoplasma.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained, board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men and women using modern, effective, and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
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