Prevalence, acquisition, and clearance of cervical human papillomavirus infection among women with normal cytology: Hawaii Human Papillomavirus Cohort Study.

@article{Goodman2008PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence, acquisition, and clearance of cervical human papillomavirus infection among women with normal cytology: Hawaii Human Papillomavirus Cohort Study.},
  author={Marc T. Goodman and Yurii B Shvetsov and Katharine E. McDuffie and Lynne Ross Wilkens and Xuemei Zhu and Pamela J. Thompson and Lily Ning and Jeffrey Killeen and Lori E. Kamemoto and Brenda Y. Hernandez},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={2008},
  volume={68 21},
  pages={8813-24}
}
Few natural history studies of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) incidence and duration have been conducted among older women, especially from multiethnic populations. Viral and nonviral determinants of HPV acquisition and clearance were examined among 972 sexually active women, ages 18 to 85 years, recruited from clinics on Oahu, Hawaii, and followed for a mean duration of 15 months (range, 2-56 months). Interviews and cervical cell specimens for cytology and HPV DNA detection by PCR, using… CONTINUE READING