Human papilloma virus in the sperm cryobank: an emerging problem?

  title={Human papilloma virus in the sperm cryobank: an emerging problem?},
  author={C Foresta and Alberto Ferlin and Alessandro Bertoldo and Cristina Patassini and Daniela Zuccarello and Andrea Garolla},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  volume={34 3},
Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is very common worldwide, but the actual incidence and significance of HPV infection in sperm are poorly understood. In this study, we evaluated the presence of HPV in spermatozoa from thawed semen samples previously stored in our sperm bank. We performed polymerase chain reaction and in situ hybridization for HPV detection in cryovials belonging to 98 oncology patients and in 60 semen samples from healthy controls. Statistical analysis was performed by two… CONTINUE READING

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