The findings of a study conducted to identify high risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infections in a sample of women in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Kitts-Nevis is being unveiled here today.
The study was conducted from February to November 2014 and sought to determine whether HPV infection is associated with lifestyle and socio-demographic factors in the population.
Dr. Beryl Irons and Dr. Glennis Andall of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) are scheduled to present the findings of this study and discuss their implications with the relevant professionals in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment at a ceremony taking place at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown.
During their deliberations, the officials are also scheduled to develop the cervical cancer prevention policy and discuss the Technical Paper/Manuscript that should be crafted for the policy.
Meanwhile, the PAHO professionals will meet with other stakeholders from tomorrow July 29th to Friday July 31st to discuss the cervical prevention policy and technical paper at the HIV/AIDS conference room, beginning at 9:00am.