How does the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) vary between women older than 30 years and younger than 30 years?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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A cytologic screening of the cervix in more than 400,000 women supported a higher incidence of HPV in young women. This study found that the rate of HPV infection in women younger than 30 years is double that in women older than 30 years. [48]


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