Rita Fingerroos

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We studied the prevalence of HPV DNA among university students within the Helsinki metropolitan area in Finland. First-y students attending a general health examination as well as students visiting a general practitioner for contraception were enrolled. Vaginal self-samples or cervicovaginal swabs were collected from a total of 1469 students. HPV DNA was(More)
In a previous study, we found a high (33%) human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA prevalence among first year university students in the Helsinki metropolitan area. We have now performed HPV rescreening among first-round HPV-positive students using a liquid-based hybridization assay. A total of 212 students participated in rescreening, and 82 (38.7%) of 212 were(More)
Sensitive and specific detection of human papillomaviruses (HPV) in cervical samples is a useful tool for the early diagnosis of epithelial neoplasia and anogenital lesions. Recent studies support the feasibility of HPV DNA testing instead of cytology (Pap smear) as a primary test in population screening for cervical cancer. This is likely to be an option(More)
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