2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference


Prevalence and Genotype of HPVs Found in Zambian Women
Lara L. Hause
Dr. Peter C. Angeletti (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Dr. Michael Lockhart, Faculty Mentors

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. HPV is the cause of genital warts and is implicated in the development of cervical cancer. HPV genotypes are designated as either high risk for cervical cancer, HPV 16, 18, 33, 35, 45, 50, 51, 58, 67, 83, and 85 or low risk, HPV 6,43, 54, 62, 74, 81, and 91 . The purpose of this study was to test 87 of cervical lavage samples originating from Zambia for the presence of HPV and analyze positive samples to determine HPV genotype. At the time that the samples were collected the subjects answered a questionnaire of their lifestyle habits and health history. This data was analyzed to determine risk factors for exposure to HPV, with a particular interest in the relationship between the subjects HPV and HIV status. 56% of the samples were positive for HPV.

Keywords: HPV, Zambia, cervical cancer


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 60-63
Location: OP Lobby and Atrium
Time: 4:15

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