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a condom 2 imageJune 11 2018

Annual reporting of sexually transmitted infection diagnoses has increased 0.3% in 2017, compared to 2016. However, both syphilis and gonorrhoea rates increased by more than a fifth, up 20% and 22% respectively.

Figures published in Public Health England’s latest Health Protection Report indicate that the increases “were particularly concentrated in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), among whom gonorrhoea diagnoses increased 21% and syphilis diagnoses increased 17% between 2016 and 2017.

“The increase in gonorrhoea is of particular concern given the recent emergence of extensively drug resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae,” said PHE.

The data indicates a continued fall in genital warts diagnoses, especially among young women, largely due to the high coverage National HPV Immunisation Programme in school-aged girls. There were 441 diagnoses of first-episode genital warts in 15-17 year old girls in 2017, which was a 90% decrease relative to 2009.

Chlamydia accounted for 203,116 cases or 48% of all STI diagnoses in 2017. Overall, there were 2,361 fewer chlamydia diagnoses made among 15-24 year olds – the target age group for the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) – in 2017 than in 2016, a reduction of 2%.

Links:
PHE ‘HPR volume 12 issue 20: news (8 June)’     
PHE ‘Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): annual data tables’   

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