Human papillomaviruses

Elizabeth R. Unger, Mack T. Ruffin, Conception Diaz-Arrastia

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Introduction Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. In the USA, it is estimated that 80% of the sexually active population will be exposed during their lifetime. The vast majority of HPV infections are transient and asymptomatic. Testing for HPV is used clinically to detect HPV-associated disease; HPV infection itself is not treated, only the HPV-associated disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Gynecology, Second Edition
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781139628938
ISBN (Print)9781107040397
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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