Prevalence of and risk factors for anal human papillomavirus infection among young healthy women in Costa Rica.

@article{Castro2012PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of and risk factors for anal human papillomavirus infection among young healthy women in Costa Rica.},
  author={Felipe Andres Castro and Wim H Quint and Paula Gonz{\'a}lez and Hormuzd A Katki and Rolando Herrero and Leen-Jan van Doorn and Mark T Schiffman and Linda Struijk and Ana Cecilia Rodr{\'i}guez Rodr{\'i}guez and Corey Delvecchio and Douglas R Lowy and Carolina Vargas Porras and Silvia E Jimenez and John T. Schiller and Diane Macht Solomon and Sholom Wacholder and Allan Hildesheim and Aim{\'e}e R Kreimer},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={206 7},
  pages={
          1103-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND Anal cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), yet little is known about anal HPV infection among healthy young women. METHODS A total of 2017 sexually active women in the control arm of an HPV-16/18 vaccine trial had a single anal specimen collected by a clinician at the 4-year study visit. Samples were tested for HPV by SPF(10) PCR/DEIA/LiPA(25), version 1. RESULTS A total of 4% of women had HPV-16, 22% had oncogenic HPV, and 31% had any HPV detected in an anal specimen… CONTINUE READING
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