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  • Reminder of vaccination (3rd dose)

    To ensure the effectiveness of vaccination against hepatitis A and B (Twinrix), three (3) doses are required :

    1re


    2e :

    1 month after the first dose

    3e :

    6 months after the first dose

    This tool lets you send a friendly reminder for your third dose of vaccine.

    Please enter the date of the second dose as well as your email address. You will be notified within five (5) months.

    Date of the second vaccine:

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    Is treatment available for condylomas?
    • In 50% of people infected, condylomas will disappear within four months without medical intervention.
    • However, they can persist in people who are in good health, as well as in people whose immune systems are compromised. These people should seek treatment to eliminate the lesions.
    • The aim of treatment is to eliminate visible lesions. As a result, the doctor is treating the symptoms (condylomas) of a low-risk HPV, and not the cause (the virus itself).
    • Several procedures exist for treating condylomas.
      • Treatment that you can follow at home:
        • Podofilox solution, sold under the names Condyline or Wartex, which burns the warts away.
        • Imiquimod cream, sold under the names Aldara or Vyloma, which stimulates immune system response.
      • Treatment administered at a clinic, by a doctor or a nurse:
        • Liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy) is commonly used to destroy the warts by freezing them. Several appointments are required.
        • We recommend against using podophyllin, since better treatment options are available.
        • Trichloroacetic acid, applied with a cotton swab, is used if liquid nitrogen is unavailable.
    • The best results are obtained from a combination of treatments.
    • If standard treatment is unsuccessful, surgical procedures are available using a local anaesthetic. These include excision, laser and electrosurgery.
    • If the treatment causes excessive pain, you can apply an anaesthetic cream beforehand.
    • If condylomas occur in the anus, a speculum is required to apply the treatment. For vaginal or cervical condylomas, a colposcopy is required.
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