The association of hormonal contraceptive use and HPV prevalence.

  title={The association of hormonal contraceptive use and HPV prevalence.},
  author={Morgan A. Marks and Patti Gravitt and Swati Gupta and K F Liaw and Esther D. Kim and Amha S Tadesse and Chailert Phongnarisorn and Virach Wootipoom and Pissamai Yuenyao and Charoen Vipupinyo and Sungwal Rugpao and Somchai Sriplienchan and David D Celentano},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={128 12},
Women diagnosed with cervical cancer report longer duration and more recent use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs). It is unclear whether COC use is associated with upstream events of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection prior to development of clinical disease. The objective of our study was to assess the association of contraceptive use on the risk for prevalent HPV infection in a cohort of long-term hormonal contraceptive (HC) users. One thousand and seventy (n = 1,070) HIV-negative… CONTINUE READING