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Research Article

Sex-Specific Immunization for Sexually Transmitted Infections Such as Human Papillomavirus: Insights from Mathematical Models

  • Johannes A. Bogaards mail,

    j.bogaards@vumc.nl

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Mirjam Kretzschmar,

    Affiliations: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Maria Xiridou,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Chris J. L. M. Meijer,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Johannes Berkhof,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Jacco Wallinga

    Affiliations: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Published: December 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001147

About the Authors

Johannes A. Bogaards, Johannes Berkhof
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Johannes A. Bogaards, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Maria Xiridou, Jacco Wallinga
Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Mirjam Kretzschmar, Jacco Wallinga
Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Chris J. L. M. Meijer
Department of Pathology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: j.bogaards@vumc.nl

Competing Interests

CJLMM and JB have received unrestricted research grants from GSK. JB also acted as research consultant for Sanofi Pasteur MSD. MK acted as a research consultant for Sanofi Pasteur MSD and for GSK. The other authors have declared no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAB MK JW. Performed the experiments: JAB. Analyzed the data: JAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAB MK JW. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JAB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JAB MK MX CJLMM JB JW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JAB MK MX CJLMM JB JW. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JAB MK MX CJLMM JB JW.