Hong Kong Med J 2014;20(Suppl 6):S35-8
Human papillomavirus status in southern Chinese women
SS Liu, KKY Chan, RCY Leung, AMW Yip, LSK Lau, XY Liao, LL Jiang, MHM Luk, SST Lo, DYT Fong, ANY Cheung, ZQ Lin, HYS Ngan
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1. The overall and type-specific human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence differed between Hong Kong and Guangzhou healthy women. The prevalence of HPV was significantly higher in Guangzhou than Hong Kong women. Younger women had significantly higher risk of HPV infection.
2. HPV16 remained the most common type detected in both regions; the frequency increased with increasing disease severity. The prevalence of HPV58 and HPV52 was relatively high in women with normal cervix and precancerous lesions.