Thursday, 31 May 2012

Rise in sexually transmitted diseases blamed on reckless men under 25

New cases of sexually-transmitted diseases have risen in the past year because of  unsafe sex among young  heterosexuals and gay men, figures reveal.
Diagnoses in England rose by 2 per cent from 419,773 cases in 2010 to 426,867 last year.
The steepest rise was in gonorrhoea, which leapt 25 per cent from 16,835 cases to 20,965.
This was followed by diagnoses of syphilis, which rose by 10 per cent from 2,650 to 2,915. Genital herpes rose by 5 per cent from 29,794 to 31,154.

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