The impact of environmental and behavioural cofactors on the development of cervical disorders in HR-HPV-infected women in Serbia

D. Tasic, I. Lazarevic, A. Knezevic, L. Tasic, A. Pikula, Z. Perisic, T. Jovanovic, M. Cupic
  • Epidemiology and Infection, June 2018, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s0950268818001668

Cofactors of importance for the emergence of cervical disease in HR HPV positive women in Serbia

What is it about?

The infection with high oncogenic types of HPV is necessary but not sufficient for development of cervical disease. A number of other cofactors we have examined contribute to the onset and development of this disease. As the most important of them proved to be older age, obesity, lower level of education, smoking, presence of other STI and interventions on the cervix and the use of condom proved to be protective.

Why is it important?

The results obtained by this study could indicate the direction in which HR-HPV cervical infections will develop and to help personalized approach in the monitoring and treatment of cervical disease, or the prevention of cervical cancer. Information about relevant cofactors might be very important for the development of more efficient cancer prevention programmes and promotion of anti-HPV vaccination.

Perspectives

Dijana Tasic (Author)

By writing this article, I wanted to contribute to personalization in the treatment of cervical disease, as well as to draw public attention to how important and yet simple and effective its prevention is.

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