Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 2, P439-458 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.03.008 View full text
Patti E. Gravitt, Roxanne Jamshidi

Abstract: Cervical HPV infection should be managed less as a typical STI and more as a strong risk factor predisposing to cervical cancer development. HPV infection is undeniably transmitted predominately through sexual contact.However, the fact that more than 80% of women followed over time will acquire at least one HR-HPV infection reflects the ubiquitous nature of the infection and the ease of transmission. Although the behavioral profiles typically associated with an increased risk for STI (including lifetime partne…

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