Anogenital human papilloma virus and the problem of persistence.

  title={Anogenital human papilloma virus and the problem of persistence.},
  author={Kari Juhani Syrj{\"a}nen},
  journal={European journal of dermatology : EJD},
  volume={8 7 Suppl},
  pages={5-7; discussion 20-2}
It has been known since antiquity that genital warts (condylomata acuminata) are a sexually transmitted disease. Since the late 1970s it has become increasingly clear that infections by the same virus, human papilloma virus (HPV) are closely implicated in the aetiology of anogenital squamous cell carcinomas and in their precursors, known as dysplasia… CONTINUE READING