Warts and all

10:57 EDT 6 Aug 2013 | British Medical Journal

This week, we discuss how Australia’s national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme has caused a dramatic drop in genital warts. Does this foretell elimination of all disease caused by HPV in the country? And some advice on how to diagnose and manage pulmonary hypertension.

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