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STIs Rise in Cornwall

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7:08am 5th June 2013
(Updated 7:08am 5th June 2013)

Pirate FM has learnt the number of people getting an STI in Cornwall is rising.

Across the Duchy, Devon and Somerset it is up 11% in a year - to almost fifteen thousand.

Under twenty-fives are most at risk.

Chlamydia remained the most commonly diagnosed STI in the patch, making up more than half of the 2012 total.

New cases of gonorrhoea rose 40% overall in 2012.

Those aged under 25 years old experienced the highest STI rates overall, contributing 61% of all chlamydia in the area.

It is feared some who do not seek treatment or realise that they have an STI could find themselves unable to have children in the future.

Professor Deb Lapthorne speaks for Public Health England in the Duchy. She said: “These figures remind us that we cannot afford to be complacent as STIs such as gonorrhoea continue to rise year on year.

"This shows that too many people are continuing to put themselves at risk of STIs by having unsafe sex and ignoring the serious consequences associated with infection, including infertility.

“Individuals can significantly reduce their risk of catching or passing on an STI by always using a condom when having sex with casual and new partners, getting tested regularly if in one of the highest risk groups. Sexually active under 25 year olds should be screened for chlamydia every year, and on change of sexual partner "

7:08am 5th June 2013

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