A population-based study of the prevalence of HPV in three districts of Tamil Nadu, India.

  title={A population-based study of the prevalence of HPV in three districts of Tamil Nadu, India.},
  author={Belli T Sureshkumar and Santhanam Shanmughapriya and Bhudev Chandra Das and Kalimuthusamy Natarajaseenivasan},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={129 1},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of HPV infection among women from three districts of Tamil Nadu (Erode, Salem, and Namakkal). METHODS Between January 27, 2007, and December 15, 2009, 1800 women aged 20-70years who had normal cervical cytology were enrolled into a cross-sectional study. Participants completed interviews and provided first void urine samples for assessment of HPV infection. RESULTS Among 1699 eligible samples, 179 (10.5%) were HPV positive. HPV16 was the most common type… CONTINUE READING
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