There is now a STI diagnosis every 70 seconds in England
14 February 2020
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV in partnership with the Terrance Higgins Trust have launched a new State of The Nation Report on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in England.
The report urges the Government to reverse the funding cuts that have placed pressure on services and those working within them at a crucial time of need.
The report draws attention to the fact that a new STI is diagnosed every 70 seconds in England, with cases of gonorrhoea up 249% and syphilis up 165% in the last decade.
This comes against a backdrop of rising demand and the emergence of antibiotic strains of infection.