The sexual health of young adults is a subject the UK government continues to struggle with. The number of STI/ STD testing carried out in 2017 remained around the same as previous years. This suggests that sexually active adults are still undergoing tests, with no clear drop or rise in demand. Yet, there has been a rise in some diseases, such as Chlamydia. This has led to increased efforts on education and awareness, to some degree.
But, there are still concerns about STI testing services. Users want the best possible tests and kits with fast results, simple methods and confidentiality. They also need those options to be affordable and accessible. Many stick to NHS services, … Read the rest
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
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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