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Prevalence of HPV is high among Indian tribal girls and young women, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2692 (Published 18 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2692
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is more common among adolescent and young adult girls living in India’s tribal regions than their urban counterparts, a study has found.

The study, published in PLoS One, included 2034 healthy girls and women between the ages of 9 and 25 years from eight geographically and culturally distinct tribes across Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh.1 Altogether 12.9% of the participants (262 of 2034) were found to be infected with HPV, nearly two …

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