STIs are going down

SEXUALLY transmitted diseases are decreasing, according to new figures.

The figures, released by primary care trust NHS Wakefield District, showed that in 2011 the levels of chlamydia in under 25s, syphilis diagnoses in all age groups and genital warts diagnoses in all age groups decreased by five per cent.

Wakefield’s Director of Public Health, Dr Andrew Furber, said that the figures – released by the Health Protection Agency - were very pleasing, but he warned there was no room for complacency because during the same timescales, rates of gonorrhoea and herpes had increased.

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