HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS STATUS AMONG WOMEN PRESENTING WITH VAGINAL DISCHARGE AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Objective: To evaluate frequency of human papilloma virus (HPV) in vaginal secretions of women complaining of abnormal vaginal discharge at Department of Ob/Gyn LUMHS, Jamshoro
Subject and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at department of obstetrics and gynecology unit-IV LUMHS Jamshoro during one year from November 2017 to October 2018. There were 202 sexually active women with vaginal discharge were included in this study. All demographic details and relevant reproductive health history were noted on a pre-designed Proforma. Cervical findings on clinical examination were also noted. After 10 days of test and smear results in the outpatient department and results of the test was noted on the Proforma.
Results: There were 202 sexually active women with vaginal discharge were studied, their mean age was 35.13±3.65 years. Human papilloma virus (HPV) in vaginal secretions of women presented with abnormal vaginal discharge was found in 23.27% cases. Rate of HPV was significantly high among illiterate and low educated women, low social economic status and those women who had multiple partner (p=<0.05). However, the rate of HPV was statistically insignificant according to age, parity and duration of marriage (p=>0.05).
Conclusion: Frequency of human papilloma virus (HPV) in vaginal secretions of women complaining of abnormal vaginal discharge was high. It is clear that HPV infection continues to be a significant public health problem. Therefore, it is important that genotypes causing cancer in every area be defined.
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