TITLE

Human Papillomavirus Testing

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Guide to Women's Cancers;2005, p438
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides an overview of testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). The human papillomavirus (HPV) has more than 100 different strains. Almost all cervical cancers are linked to infection with a sexually transmitted strain of this virus. The types of human papillomaviruses that cause Pap test abnormalities live in cells that line the male and female genital tract and are transmitted during sexual intercourse. Some of these strains are low-risk, meaning that they aren't linked to the development of cervical cancer. Others, known as high-risk strains, are passed from one person to another during intercourse and are a major underlying cause of cervical cancer.
ACCESSION #
15911045

 

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