Human papillomavirus prevalence, viral load and pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix in women initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: a cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Moodley2008HumanPP,
  title={Human papillomavirus prevalence, viral load and pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix in women initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Jennifer Moodley and Deborah Constant and Margaret Hoffman and Anna T Salimo and Bruce Rider Allan and Edward Peter Rybicki and Inga I Hitzeroth and Anna-Lise Williamson},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2008}
}
Cervical cancer and infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are both important public health problems in South Africa (SA). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs), high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV), HPV viral load and HPV genotypes in HIV positive women initiating anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy. A cross-sectional survey was conducted at an anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment clinic in Cape Town, SA in 2007. Cervical… CONTINUE READING