Figures published by the HPA show the most common STIs and STDs in men who disclosed that they had sex with men.

The most common STI is Syphilis, which accounted for 2 in 3 of all positive diagnoses (so of those who did have an STI or STD, 2 out of 3 had syphilis).

40% of those who had and STI had gonorrhoea (therefore as you can see, some men will have had more than one infection), and around 10% had Chlamydia, syphilis, and genital warts.

There was a particularly high incidence in men who were HIV+ contracting further STIs and STDs, showing a worrying lack of precautions many men are taking to stop the spread of HIV and other STIs.

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