Seroprevalence of 34 Human Papillomavirus Types in the German General Population

@article{Michael2008SeroprevalenceO3,
  title={Seroprevalence of 34 Human Papillomavirus Types in the German General Population},
  author={Kristina M. Michael and Tim Waterboer and Peter Sehr and Annette Rother and Ulrich Reidel and H. B{\"o}ing and Ignacio G. Bravo and Joerg R. Schlehofer and Barbara Christine G{\"a}rtner and Michael Pawlita},
  journal={PLoS Pathogens},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={17 - 27}
}
The natural history of infections with many human papillomavirus (HPV) types is poorly understood. Here, we describe for the first time the age- and sex-dependent antibody prevalence for 29 cutaneous and five mucosal HPV types from 15 species within five phylogenetic genera (alpha, beta, gamma, mu, nu) in a general population. Sera from 1,797 German adults and children (758 males and 1,039 females) between 1 and 82 years (median 37 years) were analysed for antibodies to the major capsid protein… CONTINUE READING