People with HIV are at greater risk for infections. If you are 26 years old or younger, you can help protect your health by getting vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV). This common virus can cause genital warts or cancer.
What does it involve?
HPV vaccinations require getting three shots over six months.
Ask your doctor about getting an HPV shot.
Very rarely, someone has a severe allergic reaction to the HPV vaccination.
Your shoulder or arm may feel sore for a day or two after receiving a HPV shot. You may experience itching or swelling at the site of the injection.
Some people experience mild flu-like symptoms for a day or two after receiving a HPV shot. Symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, fever, and skin rash.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
HIV Infection and Adult Vaccination – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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