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BMC public health 13: 582 (2013)

Cervical cancer risk factors among HIV-infected Nigerian women.

Uzoma Ononogbu , Maryam Almujtaba , Fatima Modibbo , Ishak Lawal , Richard Offiong , Olayinka Olaniyan , Patrick Dakum , Donna Spiegelman , William Blattner , Clement Adebamowo
Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women worldwide, and in Nigeria it is the second most common female cancer. Cervical cancer is an AIDS-defining cancer; however, HIV only marginally increases the risk of cervical pre-cancer and cancer. In this study, we examine the risk factors for cervical pre-cancer and cancer among HIV-positive women screened for cervical cancer at two medical institutions in Abuja, Nigeria.
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-582     
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