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Spring 2008, Vol. 16 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2008) 16, 12-17

Review Article

Commonly asked questions on human papillomavirus vaccine

PKS Chan 陳基湘

Recently, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been attracting the attention of the media and the medical profession. It is the first vaccine that is proven to be safe and effective against a sexually transmitted infection though it is marketed as a vaccine for cancer prevention. Whenever there is any promotion of a vaccine in the media, the interest of the local people and also the medical profession will be aroused. A monograph will be required in order to comprehensively review the whole subject but it is out of scope of the current short review. This review article summarises the questions that have been encountered by the authors during professional communication on various occasions in the past year. It aims at providing readers with a quick reference on the subject and hence facilitating better communication between doctors and their clients.