n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Cervical cancer screening - a new viral paradigm : main article

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



HPV vaccination of girls before their sexual debut is the best primary prevention method currently available. Incorporation of HPV vaccination in the public health sector is still to be seen in the developing world, mostly due to high vaccine cost. A significant HPV vaccination-induced reduction of cervical cancer burden is not likely to be evident for another 5 - 15 years. The best secondary prevention method is regular and adequate screening.

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