Project

Interaction between human papilloma virus and bacterial vaginosis

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nursing
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
Keywords
HPV infection bacterial vaginosis cervical cancer
 
Project description

Bacterial vaginosis commonly alters the vaginal flora, hereby increasing the acquisition risk of several STIs. This relationship has not been demonstrated for HPV/cervical lesions. Furthermore, HPV type specific differences have never been analysed. The underlying mechanisms also remains to be elucidated and biochemical markers and proteomics of cervico vaginal lavage fluid will contribute to a better insight in this process.