Vaccination to prevent human papillomavirus infections: From promise to practice

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Essay

Vaccination to prevent human papillomavirus infections: From promise to practice
Paul Bloem, Ikechukwu Ogbuanu
| published 27 Jun 2017 PLOS Medicine
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002325
Summary points
:: A large proportion of the disease burden related to infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, can be prevented through vaccination.
:: There is inequity in access to HPV vaccines, and populations with the largest burden of HPV-related diseases have the least access to the vaccines.
:: Affordability and sustainable financing of HPV vaccination are barriers to introduction in low- and middle-income countries because of the relatively high cost of the vaccine and its delivery to a nontraditional target population.