The relationship between HPV vaccination and HIV infection among young girls in Oyam district, Uganda: A retrospective-prospective double cohort study

The purpose of the study is to find out whether vaccination against some types of the germs that causes cancer of the mouth of the womb (cervical cancer) and/or a contagious wart of the private parts decreases the chance of catching the germ that causes AIDS. Both germs are very common in Uganda. Young women easily catch these germs soon after they start having sexual intercourse. We are interested in learning about the level of the germ that causes AIDS (HIV) among adolescents and young girls (15-24) who received HPV vaccination in 2012/13 and 2013/14 and compare them with those who did not receive the vaccination in Oyam district.