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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (a) in total and (b) of (i) HIV, (ii) syphilis, (iii) gonorrhoea, (iv) Chlamydia, (v) herpes, (vi) genital warts and (vii) non specific infections there were in each year since 1995 in (A) the North East and (B) each primary care trust area in the North East. (93945)

The information requested at the primary care trust level is not available centrally. Information at strategic health authority (SHA) level is given in the following tables. HIV data is collected through a different process than data on sexually transmitted infections and is therefore shown separately.

Diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in total, North East Region

Table 1. Total number of new diagnoses at GUM clinics by year for the North East Region

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Total diagnoses

14,688

15,612

16,835

16,816

18,431

19,853

18,947

19,565

21,202

23,299

25,615

Diagnoses of STI, North East Region

Table 2: Number of specific diagnoses of STI at GUM clinics by year for the North East Region

Diagnoses

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Primary and secondary syphilis

2

2

6

7

5

3

4

17

67

92

80

Uncomplicated gonorrhoea

152

201

287

409

616

593

545

744

666

591

554

Uncomplicated Chlamydia

1,510

1,658

1,969

1,824

2,259

2,330

2,354

2,763

3,415

4,454

4,676

Genital herpes

396

383

378

361

459

531

464

480

467

476

619

Genital warts

2,780

2,970

3,225

3,152

3,323

3,263

3,168

3,350

3,401

3,838

3,882

NSGI

1,929

2,190

2,438

2,563

2,806

3,260

3,046

3,092

3,625

4,097

4,661

Other Diagnoses

7,919

8,208

8,532

8,500

8,963

9,873

9,366

9,119

9,561

9,751

11,143

Diagnoses of STIs in total, North East Region

Table 3: Total number of new diagnoses at GUM clinics by year for the North East.

SHA

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

10,072

10,715

11,683

11,500

12,339

13,042

12,527

12,829

13,599

15,235

17,377

County Durham and Tees Valley

4,616

4,897

5,152

5,316

6,092

6,811

6,420

6,736

7,603

8,064

8,238

Diagnoses of STI, North East Region

Table 4: Number of specific diagnoses of STI at GUM clinics by year for the North East Region

SHA code

SHA

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Primary and secondary syphilis

Q09

Northumberland Tyne and Wear

1

0

3

5

1

1

2

16

56

74

58

Q10

County Durham and Tees Valley

1

2

3

2

4

2

2

1

11

18

22

Uncomplicated gonorrhoea

Q09

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

79

111

133

240

358

379

270

369

357

335

389

Q10

County Durham and Tees Valley

73

90

154

169

258

214

275

375

309

256

165

Uncomplicated Chlamydia

Q09

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

1,158

1,295

1,428

1,207

1,475

1,500

1,559

1,756

2,168

3,223

3,396

Q10

County Durham and Tees Valley

352

363

541

617

784

830

795

1,007

1,247

1,231

1,280

Genital herpes

Q09

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

308

300

298

285

365

378

365

376

339

341

467

Q10

County Durham and Tees Valley

88

83

80

76

94

153

99

104

128

135

152

Genital warts

Q09

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

1,791

1,934

2,089

2,047

2,178

2,156

2,050

2,115

2,115

2,418

2,579

Q10

County Durham and Tees Valley

989

1,036

1,136

1,105

1,145

1,107

1,118

1,235

1,286

1,420

1,303

Non-specific genital infections

Q09

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

978

1,126

1,346

1,378

1,451

1,739

1,817

1,925

2,124

2,457

2,938

Q10

County Durham and Tees Valley

951

1,064

1,092

1,185

1,355

1,521

1,229

1,167

1,501

1,640

1,723

Other diagnoses

Q09

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

5,757

5,949

6,386

6,338

6,511

6,889

6,464

6,272

6,440

6,387

7,550

Q10

County Durham and Tees Valley

2,162

2,259

2,146

2,162

2,452

2,984

2,902

2,847

3,121

3,364

3,593

Note: Data for tables 1 and 3 include all episodes by diagnoses made at the GUM clinics in the North East Region, England form 1995 to 2005. Source: Tables 1-4 is the STI KC60 statutory returns from 1995 - 2005, Health Protection Agency.

Table 5: Individuals diagnosed and receiving care in the area with HIV in the North East Region within the calendar year by year of diagnosis, new and old strategic health authority (SHA)—Cumulative data to the end of September 2006

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Total

North East (new SHA of diagnosis)

23

24

35

22

30

38

55

99

147

139

149

837

SHAs prior to re-organisation which North East SHA now covers

County Durham and Tees Valley

6

2

7

3

5

9

16

25

35

35

47

211

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

17

22

28

19

25

29

39

74

112

104

102

626

Notes: 1. Data include individuals who have an existing infection as well as those who have a newly acquired infection. 2. Data may include duplicates for the same individual where records with different information could not be reconciled. 3. Data are based on reports received by the end of September 2006 and numbers may rise as further reports are received (particularly true for more recent years).