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.
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