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Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking to reduce the risk of cross-infection arising from the chiropodial treatment of patients who may be carrying blood-borne viruses of the hepatitis B and HIV types.

Specific guidelines for the prevention of the spread of HIV and other viruses are being prepared for a range of services, including chiropody, which involve practices in which the skin may be pierced.District health authorities already have general control of infection policies which will apply to chiropodists working for them.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will seek to introduce compulsory

New cases of sexually transmitted diseases seen at NHS genito-urinary medicine clinics: England and Wales
(A patient may be recorded under more than one condition, or recorded more than once in recurrent cases of the same condition.)
New cases of syphilis4,0374,4554,5134,1074,1673,9283,6643,4833,1012,558
New cases of gonorrhoea60,12660,08257,99556,23055,59753,30153,21349,60948,87847,453
Chancroid etc.1119999510810716217514292110
Non-specific genital infection (incl. with arthritis)94,98497,916100,516104,721116,858122,777131,214137,159142,663153,199
Pubic lice (pediculosis pubis)5,6866,2176,9327,6388,1568,9119,9829,31910,47010,147
Herpes simplex7,1307,8998,5899,04810,26111,53914,14816,98718,91619,283
Warts (condylomata acuminata)22,49523,38624,67825,10428,93930,46234,09738,95345,43753,638
Molluscum contagiosum8979429759891,1731,2371,3991,5931,9642,242
Other treponemal diseases1,1401,1141,0821,091927883838746662598
Other conditions requiring treatment39,96743,62447,72250,93661,53169,29880,49592,607102,071110,980
Other conditions2 not requiring treatment or referred elsewhere93,28599,780103,878104,496112,509117,370123,189129,500129,007138,866
1 Includes Chancroid, Lymphogranuloma venereum and Granuloma inguinale.
2 This refers to those who, on examination, are found to have no condition requiring treatment.