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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 67-72
Clinical Study

Sexually Transmitted and Other Genital Infections in Women With Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mälar Hospital, Eskilstuna, Sweden
2WHO Collaborative Centre for STDs and Their Complications, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uppsala University, Uppsala S-791 82, Sweden
4Swedish Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden
5Department of Obstetics and Gynaecology, Falun Hospital, Falun, Sweden

Received 7 October 1994; Accepted 19 May 1995

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective: We investigated possible correlations between latent cervical human papillomavirus infection (CHPI) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Methods: Of 972 randomly selected women attending 2 family planning clinics and a youth clinic who had agreed to participate in a study concerning STDs, 66 (6.8%) had latent CHPI.

Results: An association was found between latent CHPI on one hand and a history of genital chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, recurrent vaginal candidiasis, cervicitis, or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) on the other, while no correlation between latent CHPI and coexistent STDs was found. No correlation of latent CHPI to either current or past genital warts was noted. In multifactorial analyses, which included the lifetime number of sexual partners and age at first intercourse, we found that all significant associations except a history of gonorrhea vanished.

Conclusions: In this study population, screening for other current STDs in women with latent CHPI would be of limited value.