[Evolution of the awareness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in the French population: Results of a telephonic inquiry].

Research paper by E E Wafo, D D Ivorra-Deleuze, C C Thuillier, R R Rouzier

Indexed on: 01 May '10Published on: 01 May '10Published in: Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction


Uterine cervical infection leads to cervical cancer in 99% cases. Many ways of prevention exist but patients don't seem to be informed. By this work, we aimed at evaluate the awareness of the population on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) during 3 preventive days in 2007, 2008 and 2009. We answered to women and men about questions on transmission of the HPV infection, cervical screening, treatment of dysplasia and vaccination. We showed young girls' (14-23 years) lack of impact, although they are targeted by the HPV vaccination. We analysed the questions on those 3 years and we showed an evolution of the interrogations: a decrease for the primary prevention and an increase for the secondly prevention.