Feasibility and acceptability of HPV self-collection and testing using Xpert® HPV in Botswana

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Moses Kitheka


Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in Botswana. The burden of HPV-related disease is exacerbated by the high rate of HIV infection, which has an estimated prevalence of 22.8% among adults aged 15–49. We implemented a demonstration programme to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of HPV self collection and testing using Xpert® HPV in Botswana.

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Human papilloma virus (HPV)

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