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ISSN: 2168-9547

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Research Article

Type-Specific HPV Concordance in a Group of Stable Sexual Partners from Bogota, Colombia

Vargas H1*, Betancourt J1, Sierra Y1, Gómez S, Díaz L1, Sánchez J1and Golijow CD2

1Laboratorio de Salud Pública, Subsecretaria de salud pública, Secretaria Distrital de Salud; Bogotá, Colombia

2IGEVET- Instituto de Genética Veterinaria “Ing. Fernando Dulout” (UNLP-CONICET La Plata), La Plata, Argentina

*Corresponding Author:
Hernan Vargas
Profesional Especializado, Secrtaria Distrital de Salud
Laboratorio de Salud Pública, Secretaría Distrital de Salud
Carrera 32 No 12-81, Postal Code: 111611, Bogotá (Colombia)
Tel: +57 1 3649662
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date July 06, 2016; Accepted date July 12, 2016; Published date July 19, 2016

Citation: Vargas H, Betancourt J, Sierra Y, Gómez S, Díaz L, et al. (2016) Type-Specific HPV Concordance in a Group of Stable Sexual Partners from Bogota, Colombia. Mol Biol 5: 170. doi:10.4172/2168-9547.1000170

Copyright: © 2016 Vargas H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most important sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide. However, little information is currently available about the patterns of infection among sexual partners. Therefore, the objective of this study was to characterize type-specific HPV genital infection positivity and concordance in a group of 25 male sexual partners of 25 women with cervical intraepithelial lesions. Overall, 56% of men and 80% of women were positive for at least one HPV type. The prevalent high risk viral type in both men and women was HPV-16, with frequencies of 21.4% and 25%, respectively. On the other hand, the correlation of infection among partners was 40% for HPV positivity and 28% for type-specific HPV concordance. These results confirm the high positivity of HPV infection in both women and men reported in the literature, and the existence of a type-specific concordance in stable couples, suggesting the important role of men as a viral reservoir that contributes not only to the transmission of HPV but also to maintain the infection in their sexual partners.


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