Prevalence of infection with high-risk human papillomavirus in women in Colombia
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Soto de Leon, S. C.
Monsalve Carmona, Diana Marcela
Rodriguez, L. E.
Patarroyo, M. E.
Patarroyo, M. A.
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European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
The prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in 2109 females inhabiting five cities of Colombia was determined. Of the 49.2% with an HPV infection, 59.8% were infected with more than one viral type. Species 7 (of the the genus Alphapapillomavirus ) was associated with multiple infections. Analysis of the socio?demographic data revealed a statistically significant protective effect associated with the status of civil union (civil recognition of cohabitation without marriage), and indigenous ethnicity proved to be a risk factor for HPV infection. This is the first study comparing HPV infection among women from geographical regions of Colombia with different socio?cultural structures.
Colombia , Genotypes , High?risk HPV , Human papillomavirus , Multiple infections