A Qualitative Analysis of Factors Influencing HPV Vaccine Uptake in Soweto, South Africa among Adolescents and Their Caregivers

@inproceedings{Katz2013AQA,
  title={A Qualitative Analysis of Factors Influencing HPV Vaccine Uptake in Soweto, South Africa among Adolescents and Their Caregivers},
  author={Ingrid T Katz and Busisiwe Nkala and Janan Janine Dietrich and Melissa Wallace and Linda-Gail Bekker and Kathryn Pollenz and Laura M Bogart and Alexi Anne Wright and Alexander C. Tsai and David R. Bangsberg and Glenda Elisabeth Gray},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND In South Africa, the prevalence of oncogenic Human Papillomavirus (HPV) may be as high as 64%, and cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women. The development of efficacious prophylactic vaccines has provided an opportunity for primary prevention. Given the importance of psycho-social forces in vaccine uptake, we sought to elucidate factors influencing HPV vaccination among a sample of low-income South African adolescents receiving the vaccine for the… CONTINUE READING
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