Features of recent outbreaks of syphilis in England

DatesBristolManchesterBrightonPeterborough and north Cambridgeshire
Jan 1997 to May 1998Feb 1999 to Jan 2002 Jun 1999 to June 2001Jan 2000 to Jan 2002
No of cases451036413
  Men1910061 5
  Women26  3 3 8
No (%) of cases in heterosexuals45 (100)7 (7) 8 (13)12 (92)
No (%) of cases in homosexual men 096 (93)56 (87)1 (8)
No (%) of cases in homosexual men with HIV 033 (34)18 (32) 0