Young HIV-positive women in the United States had high rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection when they entered an HPV vaccine study.
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HITCH stands for HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Infection and Transmission among Couples through Heterosexual Activity (study; Canada)
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LONDON, November 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the new cobas HPV test from Roche is accepted for the national cervical cancer screening programme in England for use at triage, further research also supports the use of Roche's cobas HPV test in "primary" screening as part of a more sensitive and more efficient strategy in the fight against cervical cancer Data from a sub-analysis of the ATHENA (Addressing THE Need for Advanced HPV Diagnostics) landmark study, recently published online in The Lancet Oncology, demonstrated that the Roche cobas HPV Test, could be used for the primary screening of cervical cancer.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide, with 6.
5 times as high among individuals whose partner was HPV-positive as among those whose partner was not infected; indeed, partner's infection status was the strongest predictor of current HPV infection.
The American Social Health Association reports that HPV is one of the most common STDs in the United States.
11 Hence, a woman with a negative finding for intraepithelial lesion on the Pap test and a negative result from an HPV DNA test is at very low risk of HSIL and can have her screening interval increased.
HPV infections, which often produce no immediate symptom, were already known to cause cervical cancer.
Giving the HPV vaccine to young women could be potentially harmful because they may see it as a license to engage in premarital sex.