Re: Comparing HPV and HIV 31 July 2003
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Christopher J Noble,
postdoctoral fellow
Bern Switzerland

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Re: Re: Comparing HPV and HIV

Just in case there is any remaining doubt in the minds of people reading this 'debate' regarding the level of genetic diversity in HPV please read the following article by Hirt et al. (1)

"The overall nucleotide homology to other sequenced HPV types is below 50%. The closest other HPV type is represented by HPV-18, sharing 49% identical nucleotides."

1. Hirt L, Hirsch-Behnam A, de Villiers EM., Virus. Res. 18 (1991) 179-89 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/ query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=Pub Med&list_uids=1645904&dopt=Abstract

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