5185.0 HPV

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection, with more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. According to the CDC, approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV; another 6 million people become newly infected each year.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify target areas of intervention for promoting information and acceptance of HPV vaccines. 2. Discuss differences in knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding HPV and its prevention by race and gender, and how these differences impact HPV prevention.

Gender differences in HPV knowledge, beliefs, and vaccine acceptance among southern black college students
Shalanda A. Bynum, PhD, MPH, Heather M. Brandt, PhD, Daniela B. Friedman, PhD, Lucy Annang, PhD, MPH and Andrea Tanner, PhD
Role of the physician recommendation in HPV vaccine pptake among low-income ethnic minority girls in Los Angeles county
Rita Singhal, MD, MPH, Beth Glenn, PhD, Jennifer Tsui, MPH and Roshan Bastani, PhD
Cervical cancer prevention and education needs assessment among the Latino community
Maria Rosa, PhD, DrPH, Vicky Cardoza, MPH and Paul Aguilar, MPH
Demographic differences in policy beliefs following FDA approval of the HPV vaccine for men
Bridget Kelly, PhD, MPH, Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH and Joseph N. Cappella, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, HIV/AIDS, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)