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Comparing self- and provider-collected swabbing for HPV DNA testing in female-to-male transgender adult patients: a mixed-methods biobehavioral study protocol

  • Sari L. Reisner1, 2, 3, 4Email author,
  • Madeline B. Deutsch5, 6,
  • Sarah M. Peitzmeier4, 7,
  • Jaclyn M. White Hughto4, 8,
  • Timothy Cavanaugh4,
  • Dana J. Pardee4,
  • Sarah McLean4,
  • Elliot J. Marrow4,
  • Matthew J. Mimiaga4, 9, 10, 11,
  • Lori Panther12,
  • Marcy Gelman4,
  • Jamison Green13 and
  • Jennifer Potter2, 4, 12
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:444

Received: 25 May 2017

Accepted: 9 June 2017

Published: 23 June 2017

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Original Submission
25 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Sari Reisner
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
23 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2539-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA
The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, USA
Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, San Francisco, USA
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, USA
Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, USA
Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, USA
Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), Providence, USA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA
World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Union City, USA