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Cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer of women in French Guiana. Studies have shown that populations living in remote villages in the interior of the territory have early sexual relations and that multiple sexual partnerships are frequent. Hence, the main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of HPV in these areas, and the predictive factors and epidemiology of this viral infection.

Methods - This multicentric cross sectional study aimed the population of women aged 20 to 65 years, living in the remote villages along the Maroni and Oyapock rivers. Women wishing to participate will be included after being informed of the study team schedule through radio address and key opinion leaders. The search for HPV and cytologic examinations will be performed for each woman. 2 samples will be taken from each woman: one sample will be sent to Fort De France hospital for cytology, and HPV testing; cytologic analyses will be performed using the 2001 Bethesda classification. Another sample will be sent to Pasteur Institute in Cayenne for sequencing and detection of E6 and E7 RNA which are associated with carcinogenesis. HPV infection will be defined by the detection of viral DNA using the GREINER-BIO-ONE kit. Statistical analysis of the results will use STATA software and mapping will use Mapinfo.

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Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Related Conditions & MeSH terms

NCT number NCT02895399
Study type Observational
Source Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne
Status Completed
Phase N/A
Start date December 2012
Completion date October 2014