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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008


Transmission of Human Papillomavirus in Heterosexual Couples

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Identify the most common baseline human papillomavirus (HPV) status of couples

• Specify the most common mode of transmission of HPV between couples

• Describe the role of anatomic sites in the transmission of HPV

• Identify behavioral factors associated with the transmission of HPV


D. Peter Drotman, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: D. Peter Drotman, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Charles P. Vega, MD, Associate Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, California, USA. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed that he has served as an advisor or consultant to Novartis, Inc.


Disclosures: Brenda Y. Hernandez, PhD, MPH; Lynne R. Wilkens, DrPH; Xuemei Zhu, MD; Pamela Thompson, MPH; Katharine McDuffie, BS; Yurii B. Shvetsov, PhD; Jeffrey Killeen, MD; Lily Ning, MD; and Marc T. Goodman, PhD, MPH, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Lori E. Kamemoto, MD, MPH, has disclosed that she has received grants for clinical research from GlaxoSmithKline, and is on the speakers' bureau for Merck.


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