HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Girls born with HIV infection at higher risk for cervical problems

A generation of children born with HIV are now coming of age and reaching sexual maturity. Girls in this group who are sexually active are experiencing a higher number than expected of cervical abnormalities, a new study finds.

Researchers monitored the rate of first-time pregnancies, genital health and Pap test results of 638 girls, ages13 and over, who became infected with HIV around the time of birth. Nearly 50 percent of the girls had abnormal cervical cells.

We have already seen this in HIV-infected women, said lead author, Susan Brogly, Ph.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health. However, in the adolescent girls, we didnt expect to see as high rates as we did.

The study also found that only half of the girls who were sexually active had had Pap tests. Its hard to get adolescents into the [HIV] clinic and when we do seem them, we need to look at the HIV and whats going on with the HIV disease, Brogly said. But the clinicians [also] have to be thinking of the sexual health of these girls.

The study appears in the June 2007 issue of American Journal of Public Health. Up to now, small studies have looked at the rate of pregnancy among HIV-positive girls, but there has been little information available on the reproductive health of girls who developed HIV at birth.

Joseph Harwell, M.D., an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at Brown University, said that the results are troubling.

This is an important reason for trying to protect this population from invasive cervical cancer with the HPV vaccine, Harwell said. Cervical cancer is an AIDS-defining illness and young girls are at higher risk of progressing to cervical cancer if they are also HIV-infected. Harwell was not involved with the current study.

Brogly says that researchers will be investigating the use of the HPV vaccine in immunocompromised girls in the near future.


'"/>

Contact: Lisa Esposito
hbns-editor@cfah.org
Center for the Advancement of Health
26-Apr-2007


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New contracts support clinical trials on antibiotic-resistant, community-acquired staph infections
2. Low hospital staff levels increase infection rates
3. VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study
4. Veterinarians at increased risk of avian influenza virus infection
5. Nurse cells make life and death decisions for infection-fighting cells
6. Community-associated staph infections involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria increase
7. Hepatitis B patients understanding of infection and treatment deficient
8. ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections
9. Circumcision reduces HIV infection risk
10. Soldiers acquired drug-resistant infections in field hospitals
11. HPV infection linked to throat cancers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Girls born with HIV infection higher risk for cervical problems

(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... providers, has been retained to lead a national president recruitment for ... in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 1,000 ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... Jennifer ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms ... new facility medical director of our Sienna Plantation facility,” said Executive Medical Director of ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... The Celebrity Dresses is currently running a promotion through ... celebrities will have the opportunity to get 10% discount on orders that are over ... not have to use coupon codes or remember redemption codes. , There is ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat (S.O.S.) Act of 2015 ... Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug overdose – especially of ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... “ LIFX ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly Tech Report, ... technology expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review and shared with viewers ... , According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it’s very important to use energy-efficient ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 2Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 3Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 2Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 3Health News:Celebrity Fashion Summer Party Dresses on sale at TheCelebrityDresses.com 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:The Most Versatile Smart Light Bulbs were featured on NewsWatch Television 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced that ... June 30, 2015 results on Thursday, July 30, 2015, after ... with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 p.m. US ... discuss operating results and future outlook. The earnings ... Time and the live webcast of the call can be ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Roche,s Bloodhound technology is on the ... hematology testing, according to Kalorama Information.  The healthcare ... its Bloodhound digital cell imaging technology –as newly ... hematology analyzer – is notable as a play ... leader CellaVision, but also compete more broadly in ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... July 2, 2015  The Green Exchange, Inc., the ... first HIPAA compliant mobile app that connects cannabis growers ... medical marijuana, announced today that their service provides the ... Meadow and more than half a dozen other delivery ... Loud Cannabis is unique in that it connects ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2015 Results 2Kalorama: With Bloodhound, Roche Closes in on High-Growth Hematology Segment 2Kalorama: With Bloodhound, Roche Closes in on High-Growth Hematology Segment 3New Cannabis Delivery App Gets Product to Patient in Under 7 Minutes 2
Cached News: