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Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth because of homosexuals, lesbians and "binary" perverts.
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England has continued to see a rise in cases of syphilis and
gonorrhoea over the past year.

New data shows a 20% increase in cases of syphilis and a 22%
increase in gonorrhoea, compared with 2016.

Diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England
remain stable overall, with around the same number reported as
the previous year.

Health experts have expressed concern over a decline in testing
for chlamydia.

The impact of STIs remains greatest in young people aged between
15 and 24 years, with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex
with men among those most at risk, says Public Health England in
its report.

Black and minority ethnic populations are also
disproportionately affected by STIs.

Chlamydia remains the most prevalent of the diseases, accounting
for more than 200,000 cases last year - nearly half (48%) of all
new STI diagnoses in 2017.

Testing in contraceptive clinics has fallen by 61% since 2015,
which experts say may indicate a squeeze on resources. However,
it may also reflect a rise in the use of home testing kits - and
the availability of testing in other settings.

More than 7,000 cases of syphilis and nearly 46,000 cases of
gonorrhoea were reported to Public Health England in 2017.

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The rise in syphilis is part of a 10-year trend
The rise in syphilis follows a 10-year trend, with three-
quarters of new diagnoses in gay, bisexual and other men who
have sex with men.

Health professionals have expressed concern at the rise of
gonorrhoea and the threat of super-gonorrhoea, a rare but
emerging strain that is resistant to routine drug treatment.

In March, the first case of super-gonorrhoea was detected in the
UK, in a man who is thought to have caught the infection having
sex abroad in South East Asia.

Two "similar" cases were subsequently discovered in Australia,
suggesting that super-gonorrhoea may become more common in the
future.

Debbie Laycock, from the Terrence Higgins Trust, said: "Our
sexual health services are stretched too thinly and demand
outweighs availability, with more cuts already planned.

"The significant rise in both syphilis and gonorrhoea shows why
further cuts are completely unacceptable and would be extremely
damaging, particularly given the emergence of a new extensively
drug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea."

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Chart that says that in 2017 there were about 420,000 diagnoses
of sexually transmitted infections made in England. 48% of these
were chlamydia, 14% genital warts, 11% gonorrhea, 27% other STIs.
Chart that says that in 2017 there were about 420,000 diagnoses
of sexually transmitted infections made in England. 48% of these
were chlamydia, 14% genital warts, 11% gonorrhea, 27% other STIs.

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transmitted infections (STIs) diagnosed in England, around the
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Meanwhile, a significant fall in rates of genital warts - a 90%
decrease on 2009 - reflects the widespread take-up of the Human
Papilloma Virus vaccine in girls aged 12-13.

Last December, Public Health England (PHE) launched a sexual
health campaign aimed at promoting condom use among young people.

Dr Gwenda Hughes from PHE said: "Consistent and correct condom
use with new and casual partners is the best defence against
STIs, and if you are at risk, regular check-ups are essential to
enable early diagnosis and treatment."

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2018-06-06 07:31:55 UTC
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