Project Duration: June 1, 2013 to April 30, 2017

Vaccine treatment is highly effective in preventing Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infections in women, but there is controversy over the right age at which to start a vaccination program in girls. This project examines the acceptability of a vaccination program for grade 6 girls. It will look at vaccine uptake rates, baseline HPV prevalence, and acceptability for parents, and rates of genital warts. The study evaluates a possible HPV vaccination program for young males. It examines the impact on cervical screening and genital warts in young men. The outcomes will be provided to the Ministry of Health and used for community education.

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