Syphilis cases up 20 percent in England

Syphilis cases up 20 percent in England

Hook-up apps such as Grindr are contributing to a surge in some sexually transmitted infections, with syphilis cases at their highest since 1949.

There were 20% more cases in England in the past year, and 148% more than in 2008.

New data shows a 20% increase in cases of syphilis and a 22% increase in gonorrhoea, compared with 2016. Local STI services can be located online via NHS Choices.

Public Health England has revealed that reported incidents of syphilis have gone from 5,955 in 2016 to 7,137 in 2017 and gonorrhoea went from 36,577 to 44,676.

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This comes after a syphilis sufferer, who has been made anonymous and given the name Gavin, urged anyone who has had unprotected sex to get themselves tested after he experienced no symptoms and only discovered the STI during a routine at-home test.

More than 400,000 new diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections were made in England a year ago, with cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea on the rise according to official figures. PHE England calls this rise as "concerning".

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In 2016, a British man became the first in the United Kingdom to bring the antibiotic resistant strain back from travelling overseas. In March 2018 for example a man was admitted with gonorrhoea that was highly resistant to the two types of antibiotics that this bacteria is most sensitive to.

In total, clinics treated 422,147 STIs infections in 2017, down 0.3 per cent on 2016. But it has been on the rise in recent years. Councillor Izzi Seccombe, chairwoman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board said in a statement that this major rise in attendances to the SHS has put a strain on the resources.

She said: 'There is no time for complacency.

'Unless greater recognition and funding is given to councils to invest in prevention services, a reversal in the encouraging and continuing fall in STIs is now a real risk.

'There is a small decline in chlamydia diagnoses, but this isn't good news as there's also been an 8 percent decline in testing for chlamydia. The recommendations state that all young women should be tested for chlamydia when they access contraception. The recommendations also emphasize on high-quality relationships and sex education at schools.

Gwenda Hughes, head of the STI department at PHE, said: "Sexually transmitted infections pose serious consequences to health".

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