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There are now vaccines to protect against two STDs – the human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis B (Hep B). HPV vaccines are available to protect against some of the most common types of HPV. The Hepatitis B vaccine can protect against Hepatitis B viral infection. There are many other STDs, but there is no one vaccine to protect against them all.


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Hepatitis B vaccine


The best way to prevent hepatitis B is by getting vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and effective. For adults, it is usually given as 3 shots within a 6-month period.

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HPV vaccine


Vaccines can protect males and females against some of the most common types of HPV. These vaccines are given in three-shot doses. It is important to get all three doses to get the best protection. The vaccines are most effective when given before a person's first sexual contact, when he or she could be exposed to HPV.

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