, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 126-131
Date: 16 Oct 2008

Oral HPV complications in HIV-infected patients

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and disease, including that of the oral cavity, has not dramatically declined since the introduction of potent combination therapy to control HIV. Two manifestations of HPV in the oral cavity that may be on the rise are HPV-32-associated oral warts and HPV-16-associated oral cancers. A current research focus is the natural history of HPV infections in the oral cavity. A better understanding of the natural history of oral HPV infections could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment for oral HPV complications in HIV-positive patients.