Sex Transm Dis 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
1The Department of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033 2The Center for Biostatistics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, 320G, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 USA; 3Department of Family Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 4The Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Room 112, 460 Medical Center Drive, Columbus, OH, 43210 USA; 5Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health., College of Medicine. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 6Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 7Departemnt of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine. The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio 8Department of Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Studies, Bioengineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Background: Key informants of the Appalachian community questioned whether their unique environmental stressors would alter their immune response to HPV infections. The primary aim of this study is to determine predictors of HPV seroprevalence to at least one of the four vaccine related HPV types prior to vaccination using a psychoneuroimmunologic model in Appalachian women.
Method: Women ages 18-26 years old (n=185) who had not received HPV vaccination provided cervical HPV DNA and blood samples. Read More