Infectious Agents and Cancer

Infectious Agents and Cancer

[Accessed 7 January 2017]

Research Article

Multiple HPV infections in female sex workers in Western Kenya: implications for prophylactic vaccines within this sub population
Whilst the imputed role of High Risk (HR) HPV infection in the development of cervical lesions and cancer has been established, the high number of HPV genotypes that Female Sex workers (FSW) harbour warrants that the synergistic effects of potential HR (pHR) and HR HPV genotypes be elucidated to assess the potential impact of prophylactic vaccines. This population in Kenya also harbours a number of other vaginal infections and STIs, including bacterial vaginosis (BV), trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and candida spp.
Sonia Menon, Davy van den Broeck, Rodolfo Rossi, Emilomo Ogbe and Hillary Mabeya
Infectious Agents and Cancer 2017 12:2
Published on: 6 January 2017