Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth
England has continued to see a rise in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea over the past year. New data shows a 20% increase in cases of syphilis and a 22% increase in gonorrhoea, compared with 2016. Diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England remain stable overall, with around the same number reported as the previous year. Health experts have expressed concern over a decline in testing for chlamydia.