New Sexually Transmitted Infection figures show rapid increases among gay men

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Annual data for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and national chlamydia screening programme (NCSP) has been released for 2014.

Latest figures published today (23 June 2015) from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 439,243 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in England in 2014.

The impact of STIs remains greatest in young people under the age of 25 years and gay men (gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men).

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed STI accounting for 47% of diagnoses (206,774 cases), followed by genital warts (70,612 cases). However, the largest proportional increases in diagnoses between 2013 and 2014 were reported for syphilis (33% increase) and gonorrhoea (19% increase).

Read the full article on the Public Health England website