Prevalence and type distribution of human papillomavirus in 5,000 British Columbia women--implications for vaccination.
Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, British Columbia Cancer Agency, 675 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L3, Canada.
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Cancer Causes & Control
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Overall HPV prevalence in this study is within the range of estimates from other studies. The prevalence of HPV16 is higher than what is found in other Canadian and international studies. HPV16 and HPV18 compose a majority of the high-risk virus in this study. Use of current HPV vaccines could considerably reduce HPV-related conditions including cervical cancer and procedures such as colposcopy.
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