Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases
While there is no known cure for HPV, prophylactic vaccination provides an effective method of primary prevention against HPV-related diseases. However, many females and males never receive the HPV vaccine as recommended. There are multiple barriers to vaccination, and these barriers can be identified as parental, provider, or system level. Understanding these barriers and developing strategies that provide accurate information about HPV, its risks, and the need for vaccination are essential in the form of sustained educational campaigns for parents, young adults, and providers.
Kessler, T.A. (2016). Human Papillomavirus Infection: Prevention, barriers to vaccination, and the need for education. Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases, 3(1).