HPV Self-sampling in Indigenous Communities: A Scoping Review

AbstractIndigenous women have higher rates of cervical cancer and cervical cancer mortality compared to non-Indigenous women, as well as unique challenges to accessing screening services. Human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling has been demonstrated as an effective measure to reach under-screened women. A scoping review identified 19 sources matching selection criteria through a systematic search of PubMed and Scopus completed in May 2018. Analysis revealed that this is a limited field of research; albeit one that has undergone growth in the last 7  years. HPV self-sampling is identified as easy, convenient, comfortable and private and is often preferred over Papanicolaou (Pap) testing. Despite largely positive experiences, several studies indicated that some women lacked confidence in their ability to adequately self-sample. HPV self-samplin g may be an effective intervention where Pap testing adherence is low but should include supporting resources and community input so as to best tailor implementations to each community.
Source: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS Frequency of human papillomavirus is high in the three Cuban provinces studied, with greater frequency of genotype 16 and other oncogenic high-risk types. For both agents, infection is more frequent in young women and adolescents. Positive Pap tests are fre-quently associated with HPV infection. Prevalence fi ndings from this study could be used as a baseline for future research or interventions. KEYWORDS Human papillomavirus, genotypes, Chlamydia tracho-matis, neoplasms, sexually transmitted diseases, cervix Uteri, infec-tion, real-time polymerase chain reaction, women, Cuba. PMID: 32327618 [PubMed - in process]
Source: MEDICC Review - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: MEDICC Rev Source Type: research
This study explored Dominican provider attitudes towards human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and current challenges to effective cervical cancer prevention. In this Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) –driven mixed methods study, we conducted in-depth interviews (N = 21) and surveys (N = 202) with Dominican providers in Santo Domingo and Monte Plata provinces regarding their perspectives on barriers to cervical cancer prevention and their knowledge and attitudes towards HPV testing as an alternative to Pap smear. Providers believed the main barrier to cervical cancer preve...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Womens Health Issues - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Conclusions Human papillomavirus tests are a critical component for cervical cancer screening, and understanding of these tests helps test results interpretation and patients' triage.
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: Management HPV Assoc Conditions Source Type: research
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Source: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey - Category: OBGYN Tags: GYNECOLOGY: GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: FGM needs to be halted as it has no known health benefit yet may increase the risk for cervical cancer.Keywords: HPV, female genital mutilation.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
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Source: Current Drug Metabolism - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Drug Metab Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate the prevalence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1 or worse (CIN1+) and CIN3 or worse (CIN3+) in patients with ASCUS in China to provide insight into appropriate management for Chinese health care. In a retrospective cross-sectional study, patients who underwent liquid-based thin layer cytology and human papillomavirus (HPV) co-testing at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 2014 and January 2017, and had ASCUS results on liquid-based thin layer cytology test and underwent follow-up and colposcopic biopsy were included. Age, HPV DNA test, and pathological outcomes we...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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