High-risk hpv infection in sexually active and non active young women
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To determine the prevalence of high-risk HPV infection before first vaginal intercourse and after initiation of sexual activity in 14-22 years old girls, to find which HPV types occur most commonly. During the gynecologic exam cervical swabs were collected. Specimens were tested using Hybrid Capture 2 DNA test. In positive samples digene HPV genotyping test was performed. Subjects included 264 women, of whom 169 (64.0%) reported previous sexual activity and 95 (36.0%) had not yet had vaginal intercourse. There were 43 cases (16.3%) of high risk HPV, with 39 cases in those reporting sexual activity and 4 in virgins. Single strain HPV infection was detected in 62.8%, two strains in 23.2%, and three strains in 14.0% of subjects. HPV-16 was the most common type (20.9%), next more prevalent types were 18, 56, 31, 33 and 59. HPV-16 or HPV-18 were detected in 39.5% of the subjects. Not a single case was identified containing both types. The prevalence of high-risk HPV is common in sexually active young Lithuanian women. HPV were found in a small percentage of girls who had never had vaginal intercourse. The prevalence of types 16 and 18 among Lithuanian women was higher than in international data.
KeywordsHigh-risk HPV prevalence Virgins Young women
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- Popendikyte V., Gulbinovic I., Paulauskiene V., Paulauskas D., High risk human papilloma virus detection and genotyping by multiplex PCR, Lithuanian Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008, 4, 348–352Google Scholar