Hpv genotypes concordance between sex partners

M. Benevolo, M. Mottolese, F. Marandino, M. Carosi, M. G. Diodoro, S. Sentinelli, P. Visca, F. Rollo, L. Mariani, G. Vocaturo, R. Sindico, D. Di Giannuario, R. Perrone Donnorso, M. Pellicciotta, Amina Vocaturo

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The HPV genotype concordance in the sexual couples could support the sexual viral transmission of HPV infection. The present study contains a case-report of a stable Italian sex couple harbouring the same five HPV genotypes in their genital samples. The female partner, affected by vulvar condilomatosis, evidenced positivity in her cervicovaginal scraping with high risk HPV DNA Hybrid Capture 2 test and was negative at liquid-based performed Pap Test and at colposcopic examination. The male partner was clinically healthy regarding his external genitalia. In both male and female genital scrapings, the following HPV genotypes were detected by means of a PCR-based assay: 6, 16, 53, 73 and 84. This considerably high genotype concordance does not appear to be casual and supports, in our opinion, the hypothesis that genital HPV types are sexually transmitted agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-612
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • HPV infection
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Sex partners
  • Sexually transmitted infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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