Clinics are trying to cope with an increase in sexually transmitted diseases or STIs rising, a health expert has warned. Identification of syphilis in Wales rose by 53% from 2016 to 2017, while instances of gonorrhoea went up 21%, based on Public Health Wales’ statistics. The sexual health numbers change quarterly.
British Association of Sexual Health and HIV President, Dr. Olwen Williams blamed dating apps and said Welsh services needed more cash. The Welsh Government said it will finance many sexual health projects.
Dr Williams said: “We’re seeing a genuine rise in STIs, if we were just seeing an increase in testing then our figures would look slightly different, but it feels that way.” … Read the rest