Bundling human papillomavirus vaccination and rapid human immunodeficiency virus testing for young gay and bisexual men

Jacob J. Van Den Berg, H. Elsa Larson, Gregory Zimet, Michelle A. Lally

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Abstract

This study explored the feasibility and acceptability of a bundled human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing program for young gay and bisexual men (YGBM). YGBM aged 18-26 years (N=55) were recruited to receive HPV vaccine with optional HIV testing and personalized counseling. Sexual risk behaviors and knowledge were assessed at three study visits. By visit 3, about 98% had received an HIV test with HPV vaccination; 59% received repeat HIV testing. Findings support the bundling of HPV vaccination with HIV testing among YGBM. Future directions include examining the scalability of integrating clinic-based HIV and HPV healthcare services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalLGBT Health
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

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Keywords

  • gay/bisexual men
  • HIV prevention
  • HIV testing
  • HPV vaccination
  • repeat HIV testing
  • sexual healthcare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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