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Short Communication, J Immunol Tech Infect Dis Vol: 2 Issue: 3

A Viable and Simple Self-Sampling Method for Human Papillomavirus Detection among South African Adolescents

David H Adler1*, Fatima Laher2, Erica Lazarus2, Katherine Grzesik3, Glenda E Gray2, Bruce Allan4 and Anna-Lise Williamson4,5
1Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
2Perinatal HIV Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, PO Box 114, Diepkloof, 1864, South Africa
3Department of Biostatistics, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
4Institute of Infectious Diseases & Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wolfson Pavilion Level 3, Anzio Road, OBSERVATORY 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
5National Health Laboratory Service, Groote Schuur Hospital and Division of Medical Virology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Corresponding author : David H Adler, MD, MPH
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue Box 655, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Tel: 585-275-1198; Fax: 585-473-3516
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 03, 2013 Accepted: September 13, 2013 Published: September 18, 2013
Citation: Adler DH, Laher F, Lazarus E, Grzesik K, Gray GE, et al. (2013) A Viable and Simple Self-Sampling Method for Human Papillomavirus Detection among South African Adolescents. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 2:3. doi:10.4172/2329-9541.1000113

Abstract

A Viable and Simple Self-Sampling Method for Human Papillomavirus Detection among South African Adolescents

Self-sampling for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing may offer improved patient acceptability, decreased cost, and greater practicality than clinician collection of specimens. HPV testing among adolescents is necessary to conduct vaccine surveillance and may play a role in cervical cancer screening among some populations.

Keywords: Self-sampling; Human papillomavirus; Adolescent; Cervical cancer prevention; South Africa

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