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Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL) associated with certain human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes may preferentially progress to cervical cancer. HPV genotyping may thus have the potential to improve the effectiveness of screening programs and to reduce overtreatment. LSIL cases (n = 8,308) from 55 published studies were included in a(More)
PURPOSE Global data on age-specific prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection overall, and for high-risk HPV types 16 and 18, are essential for the future implementation of HPV prophylactic vaccines for cervical cancer prevention. METHODS A systematic review of peer-reviewed publications was conducted to summarize worldwide data on genital(More)
PURPOSE Global data on age-specific prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in males, especially for oncogenic HPV types 16 and 18, are essential for future efforts to prevent HPV-related diseases, including expanded access to HPV prophylactic vaccines for boys and young men. METHODS A systematic review of peer-reviewed publications was(More)
OBJECTIVE/GOAL The objective of this study was to evaluate risk factors for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection among men whose female partners have genital herpes (GH). STUDY Between 1998 and 2001, 717 men in heterosexual monogamous relationships, without a history of GH, completed a cross-sectional questionnaire on demographic, behavioral, and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study describes the differences in sexual behaviour in individuals with genital herpes (GH) during "symptomatic" and "asymptomatic" periods of the disease. METHODS A cross sectional questionnaire was undertaken by 1193 individuals attending clinics between 1998 and 2001. All participants in this analysis were in heterosexual, monogamous(More)
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