Prevention of HPV

Through a research project, the Program evaluates the prevalence of HPV and subtypes in HIV-infected women in the population of the municipality of Tucuruí. Due to the fact that it is a region that presents great development, mainly due to the great enterprises in the region, this kind of study becomes of great importance to have subsidies for regional programs for the prevention and management of this disease. HPV is considered one of the etiologic agents of cervical cancer. In about 95% of cases of cervical cancer, your DNA can be identified. The co-infection of HPV and HIV women has shown to promote the development of cancer, with HIV being a risk factor for this. About 55% of HIV-infected women who have some associated malignancy develop cervical cancer.