I will defend, all day long, the rights of a company to make a profit (even a huge, monstrous profit) in line with ethical business practices
. However, if
a pharmaceutical company has marketed a vaccine that was rushed to production, not tested thoroughly, the cost-to-benefit ratio is too high, inadequate results, or other reasons then we have a violation of ethics and I do not support that. I'm unaware of the Gardasil campaign, mostly because I'm not a parent and I'm past the age where HPV vaccinations are recommended.
I know I have more to say I'm just finding the words difficult to precisely express my stance. As far as the microbiology side of things: there are dozens of HPV strains and variants. Most are innocuous and most everybody has been exposed to them. Some cause warts, both genital and non-genital. And few cause cancers
You know what prevents HPV & has no side effects -- CONDOMS.
Technically... condoms only reduce the risk
. You can still get HPV infections while using a condom and HPV is the most common STD.