Prevalence, incidence and clearance of human papillomavirus infection among young primiparous pregnant women in Kampala, Uganda.

@article{Banura2008PrevalenceIA,
  title={Prevalence, incidence and clearance of human papillomavirus infection among young primiparous pregnant women in Kampala, Uganda.},
  author={Cecily Banura and Silvia Franceschi and Leen-Jan van Doorn and Annie Arslan and Bernhard Kleter and Fred Wabwire-Mangen and Edward Katongole Mbidde and Wim H Quint and Elisabete Weiderpass},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={123 9},
  pages={2180-7}
}
The proportion of women who have already been exposed to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection by the time they first become pregnant, and the influence of pregnancy and delivery on the course of HPV infection are unclear. In Kampala, Uganda, 987 young primiparous pregnant women aged <25 years had gynaecological examination and liquid-based cytology. In the follow-up, women acted as their own controls, i.e., 1st/2nd versus 3rd trimesters (105 women), and during pregnancy versus after delivery… CONTINUE READING
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