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January 19, 2000

Chimpanzees as Original Source for HIV

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(3):340-341. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-283-3-jac90010

To the Editor: Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV 16) is the HPV type most frequently detected in human cancers and is associated with an increased risk of cervical and lower anogenital tract tumors. Some researchers have speculated that HPV infection may play a role in prostate cancer, a common malignancy among men, based on an association of this cancer with sexual activities.1 However, studies of HPV 16 DNA in prostate cancer tissues have shown inconsistent results.2,3

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