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

Alexis M. 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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