human papillomavirus

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human pap·il·lo·ma·vi·rus

n. Abbr. HPV
Any of various genera of papillomaviruses that cause cutaneous and genital warts in humans, with some strains associated with cervical, anogenital, or laryngeal carcinomas.

hu′man papillo′mavirus

the virus that causes genital warts.
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More recently, two of the most widely used assays for detection of genital HPV types are PCR, using consensus primers, and the Hybrid-Capture 2 assay (Digene[R] Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD, USA).
Hybrid-Capture 2 assay has been the recommended method by the FDA Committee as a gold standard for diagnosis of HPV in clinical samples.
Analytic sensitivities of hybrid-capture, consensus and type-specific polymerase chain reactions for the detection of human papillomavirus type 16 DNA.