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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level was of sexually transmitted infections, broken down by disease, in each year since 1997. [109689]

Information on the number of new cases (diagnoses) and new cases per 100,000 population by disease, for the years 1997–2001 is shown in the table. This is taken from the statutory reporting of diagnoses made at genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics on form KC60. Data on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are only collected centrally from GUM clinics where most STIs are diagnosed and treated. STIs diagnosed and treated by general practitioners or in other settings are not available.

Diagnoses and rates for selected conditions, total diagnoses and workload in GUM Clinics: England, Wales and Northern Ireland 1997–2001
Rates (per 100,000 of population)
19971998199920002001
Infectious syphilis (primary and secondary)Male0.360.330.600.932.27
Female0.180.160.200.270.37
Total0.270.240.400.601.31
Uncomplicated gonorrhoeaMale30.5432.4640.9254.5958.96
Female14.8015.2218.1423.1524.56
Total22.7823.7129.3738.6741.54
Uncomplicated genital chlamydial infectionMale60.3074.6785.64104.17114.05
Female86.1695.58111.80132.65145.89
Total73.0585.2998.90118.59130.17
Genital herpes simplex virus (first attack)Male20.8423.8623.5024.0025.16
Female36.1336.6437.2937.8539.99
Total28.3830.3430.4931.0132.67
Genital warts (first attack)Male116.01126.37129.47129.19131.56
Female112.72113.77115.07113.12116.33
Total114.39119.97122.17121.05123.85
All diagnosesMale810.13910.83956.491,023.641,082.73
Female1,013.111,059.741,108.991,174.281,249.80
Total910.20986.421,033.801,099.911,167.32
All diagnoses and workloadMale1,650.271,871.101,937.752,080.762,330.89
Female2,001.822,107.032,158.052,292.902,545.17
Total1,823.581,990.872,049.432,188.172,439.39