Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.; most people will be infected during their lifetime. The most common HPV-related disease is cervical cancer with an estimated incidence of 12,000 cases annually, a third of which lead to death. Cervical cancer disparately affects women of ethnic minority groups and geographically isolated regions, such as Appalachia.
Ariyo, Tosin; Baker, Katie; and Yadav, Ruby
"Correlates of Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Acceptance among College Women in East Tennessee,"
Tennessee Medicine E-Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: http://ejournal.tnmed.org/home/vol2/iss3/8