Published in AIDS Weekly, February 15th, 1999
Women who already harbor HIV, on average, are twice as likely to be infected with HPV than are high-risk HIV negative women, the researchers found. The odds jump to a 10-fold greater risk of HPV infection among the most immune-suppressed women. HPV is associated with development of cervical cancer.
Although HIV status was by far the single-greatest risk factor for infection with HPV, the large size of the study group enabled the researchers to determine many other risk factors that had eluded previous, much smaller...
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