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Sexually Transmitted Infections Increased During 2006

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

The number of new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) diagnosed in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics in the UK rose by 2% from 368,341 in 2005 to 376,508 in 2006.

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Launching the report, Professor Pat Troop said "There is mixed news in these figures. The good news is that gonorrhoea has gone down again, but the worrying picture is that of increasing levels of viral STIs like herpes and warts and in particular in young adults. Between 2005 and 2006 new diagnoses of genital herpes increased by 9% and genital warts by 3%. It is important to remember that herpes infections are carried for life, and although the symptoms are treatable many people will continue to suffer from recurrences"

The number of new diagnoses for 2006 show: