The following interactive multimedia activities are available for this therapeutic area:
Rationale for Reducing the Spread of HPV in Adolescents: Strategies to Improve Outcomes - An Interactive Program With Patient Case Videos
Presenters: Kenneth Alexander, MD, Alison Moriarty Daley, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC and Amanda Frisch Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH
Because nearly 80% of US adults will contract an HPV infection in their lifetime, strategies to combat the spread of HPV infection must be developed. Lower than expected HPV vaccination rates raise questions about barriers to vaccination. With life threatening consequences such as cervical, anal, penile, and various head and neck cancers, clinicians need to be able to recognize barriers to vaccination, understand current clinical evidence, and to effectively communicate/counsel both their male and female patients about the clinical evidence, safety and efficacy of available vaccines.