Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Awareness among HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men: A Qualitative Study

Alexis Koskan, Madeline Fernández-Pineda

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    Abstract

    Purpose: This study explores HIV-positive gay and bisexual men's (GBM) understanding of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine. Methods: Researchers conducted 15 in-depth interviews with HIV-positive GBM between the ages of 18-30 years old. Results: Two participants had received a single dose of the HPV vaccine. Otherwise, the majority of participants had either never heard of the HPV vaccine or they perceived it as a resource for women only. Other commonly cited barriers to getting the vaccine included lack of provider recommendation to complete the vaccine series and vaccine costs. Conclusions: Future provider-driven interventions should focus on increasing HPV vaccine among age-eligible HIV-positive GBM.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)145-149
    Number of pages5
    JournalLGBT Health
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

    Keywords

    • HPV vaccine
    • anal cancer
    • anal intraepithelial neoplasia
    • high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions
    • human papillomavirus

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Psychiatry and Mental health
    • Urology

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