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Sexually transmitted diseases numbers droop

For the first time in over a decade there has been a drop in the number of new sexually transmitted infections in England new research reveals. The Health Protection Agency says although the reduction is small – only 1% down from the 424,782 cases diagnosed in 2009 – it is significant and a step in […]

Chlamydia test after every new partner call

Women should be tested for chlamydia every time they have a new sexual partner to cut their chances of pelvic disease, UK researchers say. A study of 2,500 students found that annual screening is not enough to prevent cases of pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause infertility. In those who were found to have chlamydia, […]

Facebook linked to rise in syphilis STD

Facebook has been linked to a resurgence in the sexually transmitted disease (STD) syphilis, according to health experts. The virus has increased fourfold in Sunderland, Durham and Teesside, the areas of Britain where Facebook is most popular, because it has given people a new way to meet multiple partners for casual sexual encounters. Professor Peter […]