Genital human papillomavirus genotypes in northwestern Tanzania

Philippe Mayaud, Helen A Weiss, Charles J N Lacey, Dilbinder K Gill, David C W Mabey

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Using MY09-MY11 PCR and human papillomavirus (HPV) typing by reverse blot hybridization, we found a 34% cervical HPV prevalence among 561 pregnant women in Tanzania. One hundred three of 123 women (84%) with typeable samples harbored high-risk oncogenic strains. HPV type 16 (HPV-16) was the most prevalent subtype (18%) among HPV-infected women and among women with cervical neoplasia (3 of 19). A multivalent vaccine for HPV-16, -18, -31, -33, and -35 would be necessary to prevent 50% of the neoplasia in this population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4451-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Papillomaviridae
  • Papillomavirus Infections
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
  • Vagina

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