High-risk human papillomavirus viral load and persistence among heterosexual HIV-negative and HIV-positive men.

  title={High-risk human papillomavirus viral load and persistence among heterosexual HIV-negative and HIV-positive men.},
  author={Mary Kate Grabowski and Ronald Henry Gray and David M Serwadda and Godfrey G Kigozi and Patti Gravitt and Fred Kakaire Nalugoda and Steven J. Reynolds and Maria J Wawer and Stephen Watya and Thomas C Quinn and Aaron A. R. Tobian},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  volume={90 4},
OBJECTIVES High-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) viral load is associated with HR-HPV transmission and HR-HPV persistence in women. It is unknown whether HR-HPV viral load is associated with persistence in HIV-negative or HIV-positive men. METHODS HR-HPV viral load and persistence were evaluated among 703 HIV-negative and 233 HIV-positive heterosexual men who participated in a male circumcision trial in Rakai, Uganda. Penile swabs were tested at baseline and 6, 12 and 24 months for HR-HPV… CONTINUE READING
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