How can I still get HPV if I received the vaccine?
There are many different strains of HPV, and no vaccine covers all strains. There are three different vaccines: Cervarix®, Gardasil®, and Gardasil®9. All three cover high-risk types 16 and 18 which cause 70% of all HPV related cancers. Gardasil® also covers low-risk types 6 and 11. Gardasil®9 also covers low types 6 and 11 and high-risk types 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58. Everlywell’s HPV test screens for the actual virus and, if positive, can confirm if an infection is caused by HPV 16 or HPV 18/45.