Human papillomavirus: a highly prevalent sexually transmitted disease agent among female sex workers from Mexico City.

@article{JurezFigueroa2001HumanPA,
  title={Human papillomavirus: a highly prevalent sexually transmitted disease agent among female sex workers from Mexico City.},
  author={Luis Alfredo Ju{\'a}rez-Figueroa and Cosette Marie Wheeler and Felipe Javier Uribe-Salas and Carlos Jes{\'u}s Conde-Glez and L G Zampilpa-Mej{\'i}a and Santa Garc{\'i}a-Cisneros and Mauricio Hern{\'a}ndez-{\'A}vila},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={125-30}
}
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer, a human papillomavirus (HPV)-caused neoplasia, is highly prevalent in Mexico. GOAL To determine the prevalence of HPV infection in female sex workers (FSW) from Mexico City and to assess the association between HPV infection and the characteristics of these women. STUDY DESIGN A questionnaire was applied to 495 FSW. Cervical cell specimens were obtained for DNA amplification and hybridization to detect 27 HPV types. A risk factor analysis was performed. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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