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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008


Transmission of Human Papillomavirus in Heterosexual Couples

Brenda Y. Hernandez*Comments to Author , Lynne R. Wilkens*, Xuemei Zhu*, Pamela Thompson*, Katharine McDuffie*, Yurii B. Shvetsov*, Lori E. Kamemoto†, Jeffrey Killeen‡, Lily Ning*, and Marc T. Goodman*
Author affiliations: *University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, USA; †University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; ‡Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA;

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Table 1

HPV status of couples at study entry*

HPV status at baseline No. Man
Site HPV Site HPV
Both partners HPV neg

One partner HPV pos 4 Anus 18 All Neg
Anus 18 All Neg
Anus 42/51/52/84 All Neg


Both partners HPV pos
Different HPV type(s) 3 Anus 6 Anus 39
Shaft 6 Cervix/urine 16
Shaft, scrotum 6 Cervix/urine, anus 31
One or more of the 
 same HPV type(s)† 11 Shaft 59 Cervix 59
Shaft 59 Hand 59
Shaft 84 Cervix 84
Shaft 62 Urine 62
Shaft 55 Anus 55
Glans, shaft 56, 59 Cervix/urine, anus, hand 56, 59
Shaft, scrotum 62 Urine, anus, hand 62
Foreskin , glans, shaft, scrotum CP6108 Urine, anus CP6108
Shaft, scrotum 42 Cervix/urine, anus 42
Glans, shaft, scrotum 53 Cervix 53

*HPV, human papillomavirus; neg, negative; pos, positive.
†Only concordant types shown.

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