The STD/STI Capital Of England Is London And Gonorrhoea Is Rising

STD/STI  Testing

The prevalence of STIs and the effectiveness of STD testing clinics are important issues in UK healthcare. Recent data has shown that there is work to do in both areas. Public Health England issued a report in October 2016 outlining the impact of STIs and their increase in 2015. Overall, the total number of new STI diagnoses did decrease. This equated to a 3% decrease in around 435,000 cases, making London on-par with New York City’s STD rates.

This is largely due to a decrease in STD testing for genital warts, HPV, and chlamydia. However, there are concerns over the correlation between reduced accessibility to testing and positive diagnoses. Chlamydia remains a … Read the rest

STIs Reaching Crisis Point In UK As Gonorrhoea And Syphilis Rise

STI Crisis In UK

The idea of a sexual health crisis is one that may pass us by in modern media. There are so many concerns about NHS cuts and more savory health issues that we could ignore talk of syphilis. Warnings of a sexual health crisis can also seem out of place beside figures of lower chlamydia rates.

If chlamydia diagnoses and other incidences of STIs are down, how can the nation be reaching crisis point? The answer to this issue comes in two important factors. First, not all sexually transmitted diseases are declining. Second, just because they are not diagnosed doesn’t mean that they are not there.

We May Think That STI Cases

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