Abstract B42: Factors associated to Chlamydia trachomatis and HPV co-positivity in women aged 16-64 years old living in metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Conclusions: This study is the first one to examine the risk factors that affect the co-positivity between HPV and CT among Puerto Rican women. We found that risk factors such as the use of tobacco, alcohol, number of sexual partners, and age of onset of sexual activity increase the possibility for these women of being HPV and CT seropositive. Future longitudinal studies should further evaluate the association between CT and HPV in serum and anogenital anatomic sites, their risk factors and investigate whether infection with CT influence the acquisition and persistence of HPV in men and women of this population; this information will be essential to help further understand the potential interactions between HPV and CT and their impact on HPV-related cancer occurrence. Acknowledgements: Study was approved by the UPRMSC IRB (#A1810414) and partially funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Grant (NIAID Grant #: 1SC2AI090922-01) and the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center.Citation Format: Maira Alejandra Castaneda, Erick Suárez, Ana Patricia Ortiz. Factors associated to Chlamydia trachomatis and HPV co-positivity in women aged 16-64 years old living in metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Eighth AACR Conference on The Science of Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved; Nov 13-16, 2015; Atlanta, GA. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers...
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