Sexual Health

Rise in diagnoses of gonorrhoea and syphilis in England

Published: June 6, 2023 by odawson

Today, the UK Health Security Agency has published data on diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in 2022. 82,592 diagnoses of gonorrhoea were made at sexual health services in 2022, the highest annual number since records began in 1918. The number of diagnoses of infectious syphilis reached 8,692 in 2022. Gay, bi, and other men who have sex with men remain one of the groups with high numbers of cases of STIs.

With a 50% increase in gonorrhoea cases, and a 15% increase in syphilis cases, as well as high rates of other STIs, what can you do to stay protected?

Test, test, test

Condoms and Lube

Think about HIV too


LGBT Foundation will continue to do all that we can to support LGBTQ+ communities, who have been disproportionately impacted by STI rates. The Sexual Health Team have a range of services, some of which are highlighted below. We are here if you need us!

Some handy links to the Sexual Health Team services:

To read UKHSA’s report – Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2022 – click here

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