Natural history of cervical human papillomavirus infection in young women: a longitudinal cohort study.

@article{Woodman2001NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of cervical human papillomavirus infection in young women: a longitudinal cohort study.},
  author={Ciaran B.J. Woodman and Stuart Collins and Heather Y Winter and Andrew Bailey and Jennifer Ellis and Peter Prior and Marie Yates and Terry P. Rollason and Lawrence S Young},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={357 9271},
  pages={1831-6}
}
BACKGROUND Laboratory and epidemiological research suggests an association between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). We studied the natural history of incident cervical HPV infection and its relation to the development of CIN. METHODS We recruited 2011 women aged 15-19 years who had recently become sexually active. We took a cervical smear every 6 months and stored samples for virological analysis. We immediately referred all women with any cytological… CONTINUE READING
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