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HIV acquisition is associated with prior high-risk human papillomavirus infection among high-risk women in Rwanda.

Veldhuijzen NJ, Vyankandondera J, van de Wijgert JH

  • Journal AIDS (London, England)

  • Published 25 Mar 2011

  • Volume 24

  • ISSUE 14

  • Pagination 2289-92

  • DOI 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32833cbb71


As part of a prospective cohort study to assess HIV incidence among high-risk women in Kigali, Rwanda, we evaluated the association between high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and subsequent HIV acquisition. Women who seroconverted for HIV between the first and second HPV measurement visit were 4.9 times [95% confidence interval = 1.2-19.7] more likely to have HR-HPV detected at the first visit compared with women who remained HIV-negative.