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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) HIV, (b) chlamydia, (c) gonorrhoea, (d) syphilis, (e) genital warts and (f) genital herpes there were in England in each year since 1997. (156792)

The information is provided in the following tables.

Individuals newly diagnosed with HIV in England by year of diagnosis (1997-2006)—cumulative data to the end of June 2007

Number

1997

2,542

1998

2,661

1999

2,943

2000

3,661

2001

4,837

2002

5,938

2003

6,916

2004

7,041

2005

7,115

20061

6,595

Total

50,249

1 Numbers will rise as further reports are received, particularly for recent years.

Note:

Table will include some records of the same individuals which are unmatchable because of differences in information supplied.

Source:

Health Protection Agency, new HIV diagnoses

New sexually transmitted infection diagnoses, England: 1997-2006

Uncomplicated chlamydial infection

Uncomplicated gonorrhoea

Primary and secondary infectious syphilis

Anogenital warts—first attack

Anogenital herpes simplex—first attack

1997

38,839

14,178

147

58,711

15,079

1998

43,912

14,212

131

59,681

15,815

1999

50,960

17,361

211

61,157

15,880

2000

61,370

23,361

322

60,661

16,147

2001

68,180

25,852

717

62,423

17,054

2002

78,117

24,357

1,196

63,938

17,510

2003

85,516

23,492

1,538

65,279

17,157

2004

92,948

20,779

2,033

68,217

16,952

2005

95,930

17,702

2,574

68,701

17,618

2006

99,230

17,445

2,515

70,988

19,388

Note:

The data available from the KC60 statutory returns are for diagnoses made in genito-urinary clinics (GUM) only. Diagnoses made in other clinical settings, such as General Practice, are not recorded in the KC60 dataset.

Source:

Health Protection Agency, KC60 returns

In addition to the figures for those diagnosed with chlamydia in GUM clinics the total number of people who have been diagnosed with chlamydia within the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) since 2003-04 when the programme was launched, is given in the following table:

Diagnoses of Chlamydia in the NCSP

Number

2003-04

1,756

2004-05

6,785

2005-06

10,384

2006-07

14,972

Total

33,897

Source:

National Chlamydia Screening Programme