Repeated evaluation of human papillomavirus 16 status in cervical swabs of young women with a history of normal Papanicolaou smears.

@article{Schneider1992RepeatedEO,
  title={Repeated evaluation of human papillomavirus 16 status in cervical swabs of young women with a history of normal Papanicolaou smears.},
  author={Achim Schneider and Tomas Kirchhoff and Gabriel Meinhardt and Lutz Gissmann},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1992},
  volume={79 5 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={683-8}
}
This study was designed to compare single-point prevalence estimates with a cumulative prevalence estimate of human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 in cervical smears. The influence of the menstrual cycle and the long-term effect of HPV 16 positivity on the development of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) were monitored. We examined 21 women (median age 23.6 years) every 5 weeks for 1 year. All women had a history of negative Papanicolaou smears for at least 5 years before enrollment… CONTINUE READING

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