Recently, one of my boyfriend's exes (who hasn't been with anyone since him) tested positive for HPV. I am pretty sure that, since he and I do not use condoms, I have ended up with it as well. I'm going to get tested next Monday.
However, this has made me curious about something. Before ever having sex with him, I got the first two shots of the Gardasil vaccine. But I still haven't gotten the last one. Will this affect my chances of getting HPV at all, even if I haven't yet finished the vaccine? Is it partially effective, or not at all?
Like I said, I'm getting tested on Monday, so I guess I will know by then. It's just made me wonder about the nature of the vaccine.