Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 30th, 2003
The "incidence of cervical cancer is high" in this population, scientists in Japan explained. HPV infection "is known as the major risk factor of cervical cancer. The host immune system plays an important role in the outcome of HPV infection and associated malignancies."
"In order to study the immunogenetic background of Bolivian Andean women with regard to HPV infection status," J. Cervantes and colleagues at Kagoshima University "compared HLA class I and class II allele frequencies between 37 HPV positive and 68 HPV...
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