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Knowledge and Attitudes toward HPV and the HPV Vaccines in The Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.318
Synopsis: 
A survey of 399 persons was done in Nassau, Bahamas, to determine knowledge and attitudes toward the human papillomavirus and its vaccine. Although knowledge of both was limited, the majority would vaccinate their children.
ABSTRACT
 
Objective: High-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) are a necessary, albeit not sufficient, cause for cervical cancer development. In The Bahamas, cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer despite screening and educational efforts. As a vaccine programme is being considered, awareness of HPV-related conditions and its vaccine needs to be measured.
Accepted: 
19 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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