Distinct distribution of HPV types among cancer-free Afro-Caribbean women from Tobago.

Human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus causes cervical carcinomas, and is associated with approximately 36% of oropharyngeal tumours where HPV16 is the predominant genotype. The cervical cancer incidence rate in Trinidad and Tobago is about two times higher than the worldwide rate. We have for the first time determined the prevalence and… (More)