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HPV prevalence around the time of sexual debut in adolescent girls in Tanzania
  1. Kathy J Baisley1,
  2. Aura Andreasen2,3,
  3. Julia Irani3,4,
  4. Soori Nnko5,
  5. John Changalucha5,
  6. Tania Crucitti4,
  7. Suzanna Francis1,
  8. Christian Holm Hansen1,
  9. Richard J Hayes1,
  10. Anne Buvé4,
  11. Deborah Watson-Jones2,3
  1. 1Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  3. 3Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania
  4. 4Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  5. 5National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania
  1. Correspondence to Kathy J Baisley, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK; kathy.baisley{at}lshtm.ac.uk

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  • Handling editor Nigel Field

  • Contributors Conception or design of the work: DWJ, AB, JC, TC, SN, KJB, SF, AA, RJH. Data collection: JI, SN, AA. Data analysis and interpretation: KJB, CHH, RJH, AB, DWJ. Drafting the article: KJB, DWJ. Critical revision of the article: KJB, AA, SF, TC, AB, DWJ. Final approval of the version to be published: DWJ, AB, RJH, CHH, SF, TC, JC, SN, JI, AA, KJB.

  • Funding This work was supported by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (project code: SP.2011.41304.066). Additionally, KJB, SF and RJH received salary support through a jointly funded award by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) under the MRC/DFID Concordat agreement which is also part of the EDCTP2 programme supported by the European Union (MR/R010161/1).

  • Disclaimer The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests DWJ has received research grants from GSK Biologicals for HPV vaccine-related research.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Institutional Review Board of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (867/13), the Ethics Committee of the University Teaching Hospital in Antwerp (13/14/147), the Lake Zone Institutional Review Board in Mwanza (MR/53/100/86) and the National Ethics Committee of the NIMR Coordinating Committee (NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol.IX/1544) approved the study protocol.

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

  • Data sharing statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Nigel Field

  • Contributors Conception or design of the work: DWJ, AB, JC, TC, SN, KJB, SF, AA, RJH. Data collection: JI, SN, AA. Data analysis and interpretation: KJB, CHH, RJH, AB, DWJ. Drafting the article: KJB, DWJ. Critical revision of the article: KJB, AA, SF, TC, AB, DWJ. Final approval of the version to be published: DWJ, AB, RJH, CHH, SF, TC, JC, SN, JI, AA, KJB.

  • Funding This work was supported by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (project code: SP.2011.41304.066). Additionally, KJB, SF and RJH received salary support through a jointly funded award by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) under the MRC/DFID Concordat agreement which is also part of the EDCTP2 programme supported by the European Union (MR/R010161/1).

  • Disclaimer The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests DWJ has received research grants from GSK Biologicals for HPV vaccine-related research.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Institutional Review Board of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (867/13), the Ethics Committee of the University Teaching Hospital in Antwerp (13/14/147), the Lake Zone Institutional Review Board in Mwanza (MR/53/100/86) and the National Ethics Committee of the NIMR Coordinating Committee (NIMR/HQ/R.8a/Vol.IX/1544) approved the study protocol.

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

  • Data sharing statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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