Are you thinking about getting tested for STIs? With recent news surrounding a significant rise in the prevalence of Gonorrhoea and Syphilis in the UK, the importance of sexual health testing cannot be ignored.

Figures published this week emphasise that sexual health in the UK is ‘not in good shape’ [1]. While Government cuts within sexual health are said to be part of the problem, it is more important than ever to take responsibility for your own sexual health.

What are the facts?

  • In the last ten years, Gonorrhoea has increased by a very worrying 249% whilst Syphilis is up by 165% – this is the highest number of cases reported since World War II,
  • An STI is diagnosed every 70 seconds in England,
  • Nearly half of all new infections are in under-25s.

Are any areas of sexual health improving?

Not all sexual health news in recent weeks has been quite so alarming. New cases of HIV transmission are in decline and the latest HPV vaccination programme hopes to reduce cases of cervical cancer. With effective measures and widespread STI testing, we can work to improve sexual health in the UK.

Still unsure about booking your STI test?

Watch our latest video with Dr James on the importance of sexual health testing:

STI testing explained by Dr James

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[1] BBC News: UK’s sexual health ‘not in good shape’

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