Syphilis and gonorrhoea cases rose by a fifth in England last yearBMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2502 (Published 05 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2502
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
England saw a spike in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea last year, with cases rising by a fifth, official figures have shown.
Public Health England’s (PHE) latest report into rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) showed a 20% rise in syphilis cases from 2016 to 2017 (up from 5955 to 7137) and a 22% rise in gonorrhoea cases (from 36 577 to 44 676).1
The overall rates of STIs remained stable in 2016-17. The highest rates of diagnoses across …