It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Luciano Mariani.
Yesterday the funeral of Luciano Mariani took place in the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Rome. Luciano, born in 1955, passed away after a fight against cancer conducted with strength and serenity.

Luciano Mariani is rightly recognized as the HPV man in Italy and the international scientific community has been able to appreciate his qualities as a great communicator who spent most of his clinical and research activity in giving correct information on HPV and at the same time in training health workers.

With him, the whole community of HPV scientists loses not only a valuable clinical researcher but above all a man who has personally embraced the cause of HPV.