What is the global prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) in women with normal cervical cytology?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The prevalence of high-risk HPV in women with normal cervical cytology varies among the different regions of the world. Although the global HPV prevalence was estimated to be approximately 12%, higher prevalences were noted in sub-Saharan Africa (24%), eastern Europe (21.4%), and Latin America (16.1%). [41]


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