A longitudinal study of genital human papillomavirus infection in a cohort of closely followed adolescent women.

@article{Brown2005ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of genital human papillomavirus infection in a cohort of closely followed adolescent women.},
  author={Darron R. Brown and Marcia L. Shew and Brahim Qadadri and Nicole E Neptune and Maria Elena Infante Vargas and Wanzhu Tu and Beth Elisa Juliar and Timothy E Breen and J. Dennis Fortenberry},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={191 2},
  pages={182-92}
}
BACKGROUND We performed a study to better characterize the natural history of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in a cohort of closely followed adolescent women. METHODS A cohort of 60 adolescent women was followed over a 2.2-year period, on average. A median of 41.5 self-collected vaginal and clinician-obtained cervical swabs were obtained from each subject. RESULTS HPV was detected in 45.3% of all adequate specimens, by use of a polymerase chain reaction/reverse blot strip… CONTINUE READING