Based on a qualitative study in Tamil Nadu, India, this brief discusses the information that is needed at the policy level to ensure effective decision-making regarding HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine introduction in developing countries. This information will not only help address the burden of cervical cancer, but will also provide a valuable opportunity to learn from the HPV vaccine experience in planning for the introduction of future AIDS vaccines and other health technologies.
IAVI Insights. International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), New York, NY, USA. 8 pp.