Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a common
cause of cervical cancer. Based on its oncogenic potential,
genotypes with high, low and intermediate risks have
been classified. The present study was conducted to detect
cervical HPV infection in women with and without
symptoms and to study high-risk genotypic distribution of
cervical HPV infection among them.
A hospital-based cross-sectional study was
conducted from August 2022-September 2023 wherein 81
women in the age group 20-70 years, attending STI/RTI
clinic at Government Medical College and Hospital,
Nagpur were screened by cervical cytology for cellular
changes and histopathology or colposcopy wherever
required. RT- PCR was performed to detect high-risk
HPV genotypes.Patients attending
the clinic were mainly from lower socioeconomic status in
both asymptomatic and symptomatic group.This projects a baseline data
for treatment, prophylaxis, post vaccination surveillance
and future research.
Keywords : HPV Genotype, RT-PCR, Cytology.