Detection and estimation of human papillomavirus viral load in patients with cervical lesions

Human papillomavirus (HPV) high risk genotype infection and HPV viral load influences the development of invasive cervical cancer and cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN). HPV DNA testing for screening of cervical cancers may play a potential role in its early detection and management. The present study detected HPV DNA and estimated HPV viral load in different types of cervical lesions among Bangladeshi women. Using the Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2) assay, HPV DNA wastested among 68 women between 25-70 years of age. A total of 13 (19.1%) cases were positive for HPV DNA.


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