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Human Papillomavirus Infections in Adults and Children

Sreedhar K. Krishna1,, Ankeet S. Jethwa2

1Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

2Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester, United Kingdom

American Journal of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease. 2013, 1(2), 11-19. DOI: 10.12691/ajeid-1-2-2
Published online: August 25, 2017


Human papillomavirus infections (HPV) are incredibly common in both adults and children, with the vast majority of infections being subclinical. Using a systematic approach, this review paper aims to describe the epidemiology of HPV infections by time, person and place.


human papillomavirus, HPV
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