Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
1. When is an HPV antibody test needed?
A: After vaccination: You can test whether the vaccine is effective and to ensure adequate protection.
Vaccinated before: To detect whether the vaccine is still effective to provide protection.
2. Is 4-valent vaccinated eligible for HPV 9 antibodies detection?
A: Whether vaccinated with a 4-valent vaccine or a 9-valent vaccine, you can still take HPV9 antibody testing which can detect the antibodies within both vaccinations.
3. Do men need to be vaccinated against HPV and tested for antibodies?
A: HPV vaccine for men can help prevent genital warts and anal cancer. Testing with antibodies will ensure that the vaccine is effective and that there is adequate antibody protection.
4. If infected by HPV before, will there be antibodies in my body?
A: For patients who have been infected, certain levels of antibodies are produced in the body.
Studies have shown that patients who have been infected will have a booster response to the vaccine with at least 10 times more antibodies than before the vaccine.