High Prevalence of Abnormal Pap Smears Among Young Women Co-Infected with HIV in Rural South Africa–Implications for Cervical Cancer Screening Policies in High HIV Prevalence Populations (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Case Study)

High Prevalence of Abnormal Pap Smears Among Young Women Co-Infected with HIV in Rural South Africa--Implications for Cervical Cancer Screening Policies in High HIV Prevalence Populations (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Case Study)

Objective. To establish the relationship between HIV infection and cervical dysplasia in young women in rural South Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted at a primary health care clinic in Vulindlela, KwaZulu-Natal. Standardised questionnaires were used to collect sociodemographic and clinical presentation data from women attending family planning and other reproductive health services. Pap smears were done using standard methods. Pap smear data were linked to HIV serostatus.

High Prevalence of Abnormal Pap Smears Among Young Women Co-Infected with HIV in Rural South Africa--Implications for Cervical Cancer Screening Policies in High HIV Prevalence Populations (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) (Case Study)

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