Prevalence and genotype distribution of cervical human papillomavirus infection in Macao.

  title={Prevalence and genotype distribution of cervical human papillomavirus infection in Macao.},
  author={Yuk-ching Yip and Karry Lei-Ka Ngai and Heong-ting Vong and Lawrence Chi-hung Tzang and Shenglin Ji and Mengsu Yang and Paul K S Chan},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  volume={82 10},
Population-specific epidemiological data on human papillomavirus (HPV) infection are essential for formulating strategies to prevent cervical cancer. The age-specific prevalence of HPV infection was determined among 1,600 women enrolled for cervical screening in Macao. A U-shaped age-specific prevalence curve with a first peak (prevalence rate, 10%) at 20-25 years and a second peak (13%) at 51-55 years was observed. Co-infections with multiple types were detected in 32.5% of HPV-positive… CONTINUE READING

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