Chrysseis Caroni

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Our purpose was to investigate the human papillomavirus (HPV) type distribution using the Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2) Microplate assay in males. We tested a urethral swab from 550 HIV-negative males with genital warts and 64 HIV-negative males clinically free of genital warts, partners of HPV-infected females, using the HC2 Microplate assay. A perianal swab was(More)
There is little data on the prevalence of STIs in female sex workers, Greek and immigrants, working in Athens, Greece, since most of them work without any form of official license. Our aim was to establish the prevalence of STIs in asymptomatic legal Greek and immigrant female sex workers in Athens, Greece. The study involved an evaluation of gonococcal and(More)
BACKGROUND Factors predicting an unfavourable course of genital warts to treatment have not been determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS Behavioural and baseline disease characteristics were recorded from 246 males with anogenital warts. Urethral swabs were obtained and examined using the Hybrid Capture 2 Microplate assay. Patients were treated for their(More)
The aim was to study the type-specific seroprevalence of Herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and HSV-2 infections and the associated risk factors in children, adolescents and adults in Greece. A total of 1867 serum samples from children, adolescents and adults of both genders aged from 0 to 60 years were collected from three large hospital-referral centres in(More)
The factors predicting an unfavourable response of genital warts to treatment have not been determined. The disease characteristics were recorded for 390 patients with genital warts and treated by cryotherapy. The time to achieve clearance was recorded. A personal and family history of asthma, hay fever or eczema, as well as a personal history of common(More)
INTRODUCTION All available treatments for anogenital warts have substantial failure rates. An immunomodulating treatment that enhances the patient's own immunity could be valuable as an adjuvant to conventional methods. METHODS About 123 patients were enrolled in this study and were randomized either to undergo only cryotherapy every 3 weeks (n = 60(More)
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