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14/12/2009

HPV infection in women: clinical consequences, psychosexual impact and the chances of prevention


Graziottin A.
HPV infection in women: clinical consequences, psychosexual impact and the chances of prevention
Italian Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2009, 21, 3, 141-151


The HR-HPVs (High Risk Human Papillomavirus) have been casually related to several cancers in human (cervical, vulvar, vaginal, anal), and the LR-HPVs (Low Risk Human Papillomavirus) types related mainly to a benign sexually transmitted disease: genital warts.
This paper analyses the main characteristics of HPVs, the clinical consequences of their infections in women, with the current epidemiology and highlights of the actual measures of prevention, with a focus on psychosexual consequences of the infections.

By courtesy of CIC Edizioni Internazionali

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Keywords:
Cervical Cancer - Genital Warts - Psychosexual Factors - Anal HPV Infection - Sexual Trasmitted Diseases - Intraepithelial Neoplasia - Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - Anti-HPV Vaccine

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