Panorama: Love HurtsBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7522.971-a (Published 20 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:971
- Christiane Rehwagen, Roger Robinson editorial registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BBC 1, 16 October at 10 15 pm
In the past 10 years sexually transmitted infections (STIs) almost vanished from public consciousness in the United Kingdom. After fairly successful campaigns in the 1980s the problem of STIs seemed, mistakenly, to have been banished. For at a time when more sexual partners and risks at a much earlier age are common practice, UK genitourinary medicine clinics are struggling to meet demand.
Panorama began its report about STIs with an early morning visit to a small clinic in Sheffield, where the phones were ringing without interruption and where the receptionist's standard reply to callers was “Earliest …