Detection of human papillomavirus DNA in urine. A review of the literatureArchived
HPV DNA detection in urine is a feasible practice and a useful tool in future research; however, the available studies dealing on the topic appear too diverse in their setup and applied methodology to draw conclusive statements. The standards used for HPV DNA detection in cervical smears may not lead to satisfactory results when applied to urine, and there is need to improve and standardise urine sampling methods, storage conditions, sample preparation, DNA extraction, and DNA amplification.
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Conclusions of the eighteenth IHR Emergency Committee do not change the ECDC risk assessment for Europe concerning polio
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ECDC comment: European Commission updates communicable disease surveillance list - Lyme neuroborreliosis now under EU/EEA surveillance
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The benefits of HIV treatment: undetectable means you do not pass on the virus
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