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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 322-327

Detection of human papillomavirus genotypes in human immunodeficiency virus-negative women in Belagavi, Karnataka

1 Department of Microbiology, KAHER, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Microbiology, USM-KLE International Medical Programme, KAHER, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Microbiology, JN Medical College, KAHER, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, JN Medical College, KAHER, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
5 Division of Microbiology, National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vinay S Pala
Department of Microbiology, KAHER, Belagavi, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_21_21

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BACKGROUND: Women are known to be at high risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and its associated cervical pathology. However, limited data are available on circulating genotypes, especially among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative women. Therefore, the present study was designed to gauge the prevalence of HPV genotypes in HIV-negative women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on a total of 96 HIV-negative women in the age range of 18–45 years. Cervical samples were collected from the transformation zone of the cervix using the deoxyribonucleic acid collection device (cytobrush), which was rinsed in 20 ml of PreservCyt® vial (Hologic, Inc.). HPV genotyping was done with the linear array HPV genotyping test (Roche, Branchburg, NJ, USA) at National Aids Research Institute, Pune. RESULTS: A significant linear increasing trend in proportion of carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic genotypes over grade was observed (P = 0.039 and P = 0.0024, respectively). HPV 59 was reported to be the most common genotype followed by 16, 53, 62, and 72 but without any statistical significance. CONCLUSION: Screening strategies incorporating HPV genotyping and vaccination should be effective in preventing cervical cancer in HIV-negative women.

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