Serological prevalence and persistence of high-risk human papillomavirus infection among women in Santiago, Chile

@inproceedings{Castro2014SerologicalPA,
  title={Serological prevalence and persistence of high-risk human papillomavirus infection among women in Santiago, Chile},
  author={Felipe Andres Castro and A. Granja Dom{\'i}nguez and Klaus Puschel and Vanessa Van De Wyngard and Peter J. F. Snijders and Silvia Franceschi and Michael Pawlita and Catterina Ferreccio},
  booktitle={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundHuman papillomavirus (HPV) serology is a main factor for designing vaccination programs and surveillance strategies; nevertheless, there are few reports of HPV seroprevalence in the general population, especially in Latin America. This study aimed to describe high-risk HPV serological prevalence, persistence, and association with concurrent cervical infection, in Chilean women.Methods1021 women from the general population, aged 15–85 years, were studied in 2001 of whom 600 were… CONTINUE READING
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