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STI Testing week returns to the City for fifth year

Besi Besemar April 3, 2019

This is Brighton & Hove STI Testing Week, where local residents are encouraged to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).  The campaign to tackle high rates of STIs in the city is led by sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) with support from Brighton and Hove City Council’s public health team.

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Health

Sexual Health in crisis say National AIDS Trust

Besi Besemar June 7, 2018

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal a  20% increase in syphilis and 22% increase in gonorrhoea diagnoses nationally, despite the overall rates of sexually transmitted infections across the country remaining stable in 2017 compared to 2016.

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New stats show 46% increase in syphilis among gay men

Besi Besemar June 25, 2015

New STI figures show rapid increases among gay men of syphilis and gonorrhoea. Latest figures published by Public Health England (PHE) show 439,243 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in England in 2014. The impact of STIs remains greatest in young people under the age of 25 years and gay men (gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men).

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