Cervical cancer prevention in El Salvador (CAPE)-An HPV testing-based demonstration project: Changing the secondary prevention paradigm in a lower middle-income country

Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2017 Mar 3;20:58-61. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2017.02.011. eCollection 2017 May.

Abstract

•CareHPV tests were used to compare screen-and-treat and colposcopy management.•Screen-and-treat strategy with HPV testing was found to be very cost-effective.•CAPE has screened > 25,000 women in the Paracentral region.•Over 70% of screen-positive women received recommended treatment within six months.•CAPE is an example of public-private partnership resulting in paradigm change.

Keywords: Cervical cancer; HPV; Implementation; Screen-and-treat; Screening.