Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Moscicki and colleagues1 found a strong association between the frequency
of sexual behavior and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. They claim that
this "supports the hypothesis that HPV is a sexually transmitted virus and
that most ‘new' infections in young females are predominantly due to
exposure, rather than the ‘transient' upregulation of latent infections
in nonimmunocompromised hosts."
Buchanan J, Nieland-Fisher NS. Role of Immune Function in Human Papillomavirus Infection. JAMA. 2001;286(10):1173-1174. doi:10.1001/jama.286.10.1173