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Healthcare 2017, 5(3), 55; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare5030055

Attitudes towards Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination in the Latin American Andean Region

Obstetrics and Gynecology Locum Tenens, Salinas, CA 93902, USA
Academic Editor: Sampath Parthasarathy
Received: 30 July 2017 / Revised: 31 August 2017 / Accepted: 6 September 2017 / Published: 8 September 2017
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Abstract

This commentary explores the distribution of human papilloma virus (HPV) and HPV-related diseases, and factors affecting attitudes towards HPV, HPV-related diseases, and HPV vaccination in the Latin American Andean region. Lack of knowledge of HPV, known negative attitudes or incorrect assumptions about HPV, HPV-related diseases, and HPV vaccination provide a basis upon which to develop targeted HPV awareness and preventive health media campaigns. For maximal effect, media campaigns should use the internet, radio, and television to address health care providers, parents, and students. Additional programming can be developed for clinics to use in-house with their clients. Ministries of Education, Finance, and Health all have roles to play to increase national HPV, HPV-related diseases, and HPV vaccination awareness. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bolivia; cervical cancer; Chile; Colombia; disease prevention; Ecuador; external genital warts; human papilloma virus vaccine; Peru; sexual health Bolivia; cervical cancer; Chile; Colombia; disease prevention; Ecuador; external genital warts; human papilloma virus vaccine; Peru; sexual health
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