Transmission of Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection by Sexual Activity: Differences between Low and High Oncogenic Risk Types

@article{Franco1995TransmissionOC,
  title={Transmission of Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection by Sexual Activity: Differences between Low and High Oncogenic Risk Types},
  author={Eduardo L Franco and Luisa L. Villa and Agust{\'i}n Ru{\'i}z and Maria Cec{\'i}lia Costa},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1995},
  volume={172 3},
  pages={756-63}
}
Not all studies have proven that cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a sexually acquired condition. Determinants of HPV infection were analyzed in a survey of 718 asymptomatic women in northeastern Brazil. HPV DNA was detected and typed by polymerase chain reaction. HPV types were classified into low- and high-risk groups on the basis of their association with cervical carcinomas. Overall HPV prevalence (18.3%) was moderately associated with age at first intercourse (P = .111… CONTINUE READING

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