Human papillomavirus infection and risk factors in a cohort of Tuscan women aged 18-24: results at recruitment

  title={Human papillomavirus infection and risk factors in a cohort of Tuscan women aged 18-24: results at recruitment},
  author={Massimo Confortini and Francesca Maria Carozzi and Marco Zappa and Leonardo Ventura and A. Iossa and Paola Cariaggi and Livia Brandigi and Mario Franchini and Francesco Mirri and Paolo Viacava and Aurora Scarfantoni and Daniela Bazzanti and Cristina Sani},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
BACKGROUND There is conclusive evidence that human papillomavirus (HPV) infections of the cervix are a necessary cause of cervical cancer. In Italy there are consistent data of HPV prevalence in women aged 25 - 64 years, but there is limited data for younger women. The objective of this on-going 3-year prospective cohort study is to investigate the prevalence, acquisition, clearance and persistence of HPV infections in young Tuscan women and the risk factors correlated with such events… CONTINUE READING


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