Journal article

Quadrivalent vaccine-targeted human papillomavirus genotypes in heterosexual men after the Australian female human papillomavirus vaccination programme: a retrospective observational study

Eric PF Chow, Dorothy A Machalek, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Jennifer A Danielewski, Glenda Fehler, Catriona S Bradshaw, Suzanne M Garland, Marcus Y Chen, Christopher K Fairley

LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Australia introduced a national quadrivalent human papillomavirus (4vHPV) vaccination programme for girls and young women in April, 2007. The HPV genotypes targeted by the female vaccine could also affect the protection afforded to heterosexual men. We examined the prevalence of 4vHPV targeted vaccine genotypes and the nine-valent HPV (9vHPV)-targeted vaccines genotypes among sexually active, predominantly unvaccinated heterosexual men from 2004 to 2015. METHODS: We did a retrospective, observational study of urine and urethral swab specimens from heterosexual men aged 25 years or younger attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2015, who te..

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