HPV & HPV Vaccination: Issues in Developing Countries (Review Article) (Human Papillomavirus) (Report)

HPV & HPV Vaccination: Issues in Developing Countries (Review Article) (Human Papillomavirus) (Report)

Cervical cancer is the second-most common cancer in women worldwide causing most cancer related deaths in women in developing countries including India. The most predominant etiological factor for cervical cancer is persistent infection of certain high-risk types of human papillomaviruses (HR-HPVs), while low-risk types are associated with benign cervical lesions and genital warts. In India, […]

Human Papillomavirus Infection (HPV) & Screening Strategies for Cervical Cancer (Review Article) (Report)

Human Papillomavirus Infection (HPV) & Screening Strategies for Cervical Cancer (Review Article) (Report)

The incidence of cervical cancer is declining slowly necessitating concerted and organized control measures. Control through primary prevention has become a distinct reality though a prophylactic vaccine, which may take quite some time for its widespread use. Thus control of cervical cancer through secondary preventive measures is the only viable solution now. While high quality […]

HPV Vaccination: The Promise & Problems (Review Article) (Report)

HPV Vaccination: The Promise & Problems (Review Article) (Report)

Four-fifths of the cervical cancer burden in the world is experienced in developing countries. HPV genotypes 16 and 18 account for 70 per cent of cervical cancers and currently available vaccines targeting these two types confer a high degree of protection against HPV 16/18 infection and related cervical precancerous lesions. However, widespread implementation of HPV […]

Cervical Cancer Screening & HPV Vaccination: A Comprehensive Approach to Cervical Cancer Control (Review Article) (Report)

Cervical Cancer Screening & HPV Vaccination: A Comprehensive Approach to Cervical Cancer Control (Review Article) (Report)

India with its highest share of global burden of cervical cancer has to implement a population based cervical cancer control program to reduce the number of deaths. There are new screening options available like visual inspection after acetic acid application (VIA) test, single visit approach to screening and treatment etc. Emergence of the two effective […]