The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals offers a wide range of online resources on the human papillomavirus (HPV) to help clinicians stay current on prevention and treatment, as well as to provide education to their patients.
The on-demand provider webinar, “Managing HPV: Increasing Understanding & Integration of Immunization,” which can be accessed at http://bit.ly/1SnVZ4H, describes the natural history of HPV infection; provides an overview of available HPV vaccine efficacy and safety; discusses HPV screening and vaccination guidelines for various populations; offers vaccination counseling tips to discuss with parents and patients; and identifies barriers to vaccine uptake.
A free copy of the patient brochure, A Woman’s Guide to Understanding HPV and Cervical Cancer, can be downloaded at the site http://bit.ly/1VUcFDg. Available also in Spanish, the brochure offers easy-to-read information on what cervical cancer is, what its causes are, and how to talk with a partner about HPV. The brochure discusses how to reduce the risk for HPV, as well as information on cervical cancer screenings. Resources are listed for non-profit and governmental agencies with HPV information.