Detection of cervical antibodies to human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) capsid antigens in relation to detection of HPV-16 DNA and cervical lesions.


A more sensitive luminescence immunoassay (LIA) for human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) was developed and used to measure HPV-16 antibodies in cervical samples from 292 college-aged women who were examined at 4-month intervals. Of the 609 collected samples, IgG, IgA, and secretory piece-associated antibodies to HPV-16 were detected in 12%, 6%, and 8… (More)


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