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It is possible to have any one of the four HPV strains in your body before you were vaccinated. The vaccine does not clear those types already in your body, and you may pass them on to a partner.
Other types of HPV are not included in Gardasil, and they can also be passed through skin-to-skin contact.
Although condoms do not cover all skin areas, they still provide some protection when used.
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This answer was posted on October 8, 2013