IPVS Educational Webinar Series 2021 - Session I: HPV Latency

IPVS Educational Webinar Series 2021


February 17, 2021 - 5:00 pm


February 17, 2021 - 6:00 pm


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IPVS  is pleased to begin our Educational Webinar Series for 2021 with

Session I: HPV Latency: Is it real and does it Matter? 

17 February 2021  17:00-18:00 CET


  • Dr. Anna-Barbara Moscicki, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Prof. John Doorbar, Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK.

Moderator:  Prof. M. Stanley, Emeritus Professor of Epithelial Biology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge 


Epidemiology studies have shown intermittent detection of the same HPV type occurs in some women. In addition, women that report celibacy have been shown to have incident infections. These observations have brought into question the role of latency vs new cervical infections from either a partner or autoinoculation. Data will be presented that show the strong association with sexual behavior and repeat detection. Clinical data shows that a positive HPV cervical cancer screening test preceded by a negative test is associated with very little risk of CIN 3+ suggesting these are new infections. However, this also suggests that if this is a latent infection, clinically it may not be relevant as well. Data will be shown that intermittent positive tests over prolonged periods, however, do represent risk of CIN 3+ in the rare case.

Presentation 30 minutes, 30 minutes for Q&A.  This webinar is free of charge.


Free Live Webinar session with Dr. A.B. Moscicki and Prof. J. Doorbar, moderated by Prof. M. Stanley. Learn about HPV latency and why it matters for public health.

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