Monitoring the control of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and related diseases in Australia: towards a national HPV surveillance strategy

Sex Health. 2010 Sep;7(3):310-9. doi: 10.1071/SH09137.

Abstract

This paper describes a possible multifaceted approach to human papillomavirus (HPV) related surveillance in Australia following implementation of a national HPV vaccination program. We describe eight main components: monitoring of vaccine coverage, vaccine safety, type-specific HPV infection surveillance, cervical cytology (Pap screening) coverage and screen detected lesion prevalence, cervical cancer incidence and mortality, genital wart incidence, incidence of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, and knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about HPV and HPV vaccination. Australia is well placed to monitor the impact of its HPV vaccination program as well as to measure vaccine effectiveness with existing HPV vaccines, cervical screening and cancer registries.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Australia
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia / epidemiology
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia / prevention & control*
  • Child
  • Condylomata Acuminata / epidemiology
  • Condylomata Acuminata / prevention & control*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Human papillomavirus 11
  • Human papillomavirus 16
  • Human papillomavirus 18
  • Human papillomavirus 6
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Mass Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*
  • Middle Aged
  • Papillomavirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Papillomavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / adverse effects
  • Population Surveillance*
  • Product Surveillance, Postmarketing
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / epidemiology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / prevention & control
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral / epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Vaginal Smears
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Papillomavirus Vaccines

Supplementary concepts

  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis