Prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus types and cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions in women over 30 years of age in St. Petersburg, Russia.

@article{Shipitsyna2011PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus types and cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions in women over 30 years of age in St. Petersburg, Russia.},
  author={Elena Shipitsyna and Ekaterina Zolotoverkhaya and Dmitry Kuevda and Veronika Nasonova and Tatyana Romanyuk and Armine Khachaturyan and Olga Orlova and Elena Abashova and Irina Kostyuchek and Olga Iu Shipulina and Ahti Anttila and Alevtina Savicheva},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={160-4}
}
BACKGROUND Cytology-based screening has significantly decreased incidence of and mortality from cervical cancer. High sensitivity of high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) test for the detection of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) makes it a useful screening tool, especially in settings where cytology is not available or not quality assured. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of hrHPV and associated cervical lesions in Russian women over 30 years of age and to assess… CONTINUE READING
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