Searching for Lower Female Genital Tract Soluble and Cellular Biomarkers: Defining Levels and Predictors in a Cohort of Healthy Caucasian Women

@inproceedings{Kyongo2012SearchingFL,
  title={Searching for Lower Female Genital Tract Soluble and Cellular Biomarkers: Defining Levels and Predictors in a Cohort of Healthy Caucasian Women},
  author={Jordan K. Kyongo and Vicky Jespers and Odin Goovaerts and Johan Michiels and Joris Menten and Raina Nakova Fichorova and Tania Crucitti and G L E E Vanham and Kevin K. Ari{\"e}n},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND High concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines have been previously observed in the genital fluids of women enrolled in microbicide trials and may explain observed increased HIV transmission in some of these trials. Although the longitudinal nature of these studies allows within-subject comparisons of post-product levels to baseline levels, the fact that the physiologic variations of these cytokines and other markers of immune activation are not fully defined in different… CONTINUE READING
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