Type-specific HPV prevalence, incident cases, persistence and associated pregnancy outcomes among HIV-infected women in Kenya.

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Summary of "Type-specific HPV prevalence, incident cases, persistence and associated pregnancy outcomes among HIV-infected women in Kenya."

Persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is the pre-eminent factor driving the development of cervical cancer. There are large gaps in knowledge about both the role of pregnancy in the natural history of HPV infection, and the impact of HPV on pregnancy outcomes.


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Name: Sexually transmitted diseases
ISSN: 1537-4521


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