Chlamydia trachomatis, herpes simplex virus 2, and human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type 1 are not associated with grade of cervical neoplasia in Jamaican colposcopy patients.

@article{Castle2003ChlamydiaTH,
  title={Chlamydia trachomatis, herpes simplex virus 2, and human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type 1 are not associated with grade of cervical neoplasia in Jamaican colposcopy patients.},
  author={Philip E. Castle and Carlos T Escoffery and Julius S Schachter and Carole Rattray and Mark Schiffman and J. Moncada and Karlyn Sugai and Claudette Brown and Beverly Cranston and Barrie Hanchard and Joel M Palefsky and Robert D Burk and Martha L. Hutchinson and Howard D. Strickler},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={575-80}
}
BACKGROUND A few recent studies have suggested that other sexually transmitted infections may increase the likelihood of a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection progressing to high-grade cervical neoplasia and cancer. GOAL The goal was to assess whether exposures to Chlamydia trachomatis, human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type 1 (HTLV-I), and/or human simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) are greater in colposcopy patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 or cancer (CIN3+) than in… CONTINUE READING