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Knowledge on human papillomavirus among transgender women in Colombia
  1. Yeimer Ortiz-Martinez1,
  2. Leonel Vega-Useche2,
  3. Juan Camilo Londoño-Martinez3,
  4. Sergio Mozo-Pacheco2
  1. 1 Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sucre, Sincelejo, Colombia
  2. 2 Grupo de Investigación ACEMED-UPTC, Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia, Tunja, Colombia
  3. 3 Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Quindio, Armenia, Colombia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yeimer Ortiz-Martinez, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sucre, Magangue, Bolivar, Colombia; yeimer10{at}

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI globally and is implicated in a variety of cancers in men and women.1 Transgender women (TW) are regarded as an at-risk population for HPV infection and STIs, but limited data about HPV in this population are available, especially in low-income and middle-income countries.2 3

We developed an online survey to assess knowledge of HPV infection among TW in Colombia. The surveys were distributed to social media users …

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  • Contributors YOM conceived the study. YOM, LV-U and JCL-M initiated the study design. SMP conducted the primary statistical analysis. All authors contributed and approved the final manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval The Institutional Review Board at Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Sucre approved this study (R#0027).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.