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Texas A&M Studies HPV and Cervical Cancer Awareness among Chinese Female Sex Workers

Dr. Yan Hong, associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, is lead author of an article on female sex workers in China and their experience with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer awareness. “HPV and Cervical Cancer Related Knowledge, Awareness and Testing Behaviors in a Community Sample of Female Sex Workers in China,” was published online in BMC Public Health. From 1992 to 2002 cervical cancer rates in China for women ages 25-44 increased significantly. While HIV testing has become much more common, knowledge of HPV and cervical cancer screening and prevention is much less known in China, especially in high risk groups, such as female sex workers.