The extraordinary trajectory of the Papillomavirus through human history

Authors

  • Geilson Gomes de Oliveira
  • José Eleutério Junior
  • Mauro Romero Leal Passos

Keywords:

Papillomaviridae, papillomavirus infections, history of medicine, heLa cells, Papanicolaou test, papillomavirus vaccines

Abstract

Papillomaviruses have been infecting people since the beginning of human life on earth. The most relevant chapters of this story were written by the brilliant, diverse, and prominent scientists of their respective times. However, an important part of this story is the Papillomavirus victims and their adverse situations. There have also been disputes over intellectual primacy of the discoveries and the collaborators who were not given the recognition according to the role they played. This article will guide the reader through the remarkable facts of this conflicting and interesting relationship between humans and the Papillomavirus.

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Author Biographies

Geilson Gomes de Oliveira

Department of Pathology, Universidade Federal do Ceará – Fortaleza (CE), Brazil.

José Eleutério Junior

Department of Pathology, Universidade Federal do Ceará – Fortaleza (CE), Brazil. Department of Women, Children and Adolescents, Universidade Federal do Ceará – Fortaleza (CE), Brazil.

Mauro Romero Leal Passos

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Universidade Federal Fluminense – Niterói (RJ), Brazil.

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Published

2019-05-16

How to Cite

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Oliveira GG de, Eleutério Junior J, Passos MRL. The extraordinary trajectory of the Papillomavirus through human history. DST [Internet]. 2019 May 16 [cited 2024 Feb. 24];31(1):3-6. Available from: https://www.bjstd.org/revista/article/view/844

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Editorial