Multiple Human Papilloma Virus Infections and Their Impact on the Development of High-Risk Cervical Lesions
Atypical Squamous Cells of the Cervix
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Multiple HPV infections are common with no additive or synergistic effect on the development of hrCL. Conversely, reduced hrCL rates were observed in various patterns of multiple HPV infections compared to their single-genotype infection counterparts, suggestive of possible intergenotypic competition or more effective immune response triggered by multiple infections. Further studies in larger cohorts are needed.