[Accessed 8 Jun 2019]
High prevalence of cervical high-risk human papillomavirus infection mostly covered by Gardasil-9 prophylactic vaccine in adult women living in N?Djamena, Chad
We conducted in 2018 a descriptive, quantitative, population-based, cross-sectional survey estimating the prevalence of cervical high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection and associated risk factors among adult women living in N’Djamena, Chad… These observations highlight the unsuspected high burden of cervical HR-HPV infection in Chadian women, and point the potential risk of further development of HPV-associated cervical precancerous and neoplastic lesions in a large proportion of women in Chad. The high rate of preventable Gardasil-9 vaccine genotypes constitutes the rationale for introducing primary vaccine prevention against cervical cancer in young female adolescents living in Chad.
Ralph-Sydney Mboumba Bouassa, Zita Aleyo Nodjikouambaye, Damtheou Sadjoli, Chatté Adawaye, Hélène Péré, David Veyer, Mathieu Matta, Leman Robin, Serge Tonen-Wolyec, Ali Mahamat Moussa, Donato Koyalta, Laurent Belec
Research Article | published 03 Jun 2019 PLOS ONE