Health & Fitness Which cities have the highest rate of STIs in the UK

11:25  19 september  2020
11:25  19 september  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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Most people in the United Kingdom underestimate their risk when it comes to their sexual health, and what’s more, those who see themselves to be at The chance of contracting an STI in London is considerably higher than any other UK city with a rate of infections 65% higher than the national

London's STI rates were ranked the highest in England, according to the Public Health of England (Image: GETTY). City areas reported an astonishingly higher rate Sexual health charity the Family Planning Association (FPA) said levels of STI risks are higher in cities , due to poverty and deprivation.

Student cities have topped the league table for the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections.

As part of Sexual Health Awareness Week, which starts on September 16, Fresh Student Living has complied a study into the sexual health of the UK to reveal some of the countries biggest STI hotspots and the most commonly found types.

Eight of the top ten cities with the most STIs in the country are popular student cities, with chlamydia and gonorrhoea being the two most diagnosed illnesses.

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The borough not only has one of the highest STI rates in London, but has the highest rate of chlamydia in 15 – 24-year-olds in the country, with Despite it’s trendy reputation and sky- high house prices, Hackney is still one of the most deprived boroughs in London, and that is thought to be one of

Across all STIs , the highest rates of diagnoses continue to be seen in 16 to 24 year olds. It is important to increase condom use and encourage launched a sexual health campaign in December 2017, called Protect Against STIs , which targets 16 to 24 year olds to promote condom usage as they

Taking the top spot for the poorest sexual health is the City of London, which has an STI rate more than ten times higher than Bradford, the city with the fewest cases in the country.

Cities with the highest number of STIs per 100,000 people:

  1. London – 5,319 cases
  2. Westminster – 1,660 cases
  3. Southampton – 1,170 cases
  4. Manchester – 1,143 cases
  5. Brighton – 1,138 cases
  6. Portsmouth – 1, 043 cases
  7. Nottingham – 1, 042 cases
  8. Salford – 1,007 cases
  9. Liverpool – 1,005 cases
  10. Leeds – 988 cases
  11. Newcastle – 912 cases

The most common STIs are chlamydia and gonorrhoea, with the highest number of cases in the City of London, at 2,535 cases per 100,000 people.

Cities with the lowest number of STIs per 100,000 people:

  1. Worcester – 335 cases
  2. Cambridge – 422 cases
  3. Exeter – 423 cases
  4. Norwich – 444 cases
  5. Canterbury – 447 cases
  6. Oxford – 461 cases
  7. Bath – 466 cases
  8. Wakefield – 479 cases
  9. Durham – 480 cases
  10. Bradford – 491 cases

Chlamydia is the most prominent STI in eight of the ten cities with the fewest number of STIs overall, followed by genital warts, which impacts five of the ten cities analysed.

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London has the highest rate of STIs in the country, with a total of 117,600 cases last year, compared with 123,800 in 2015. Lambeth, Southwark and Kensington and Chelsea had the highest rates of new infections. Dr Yvonne Doyle, London regional director for Public Health England, said: “London has

Almost 1,500 new STI diagnoses per 100,000 residents were made in the city last year according to The main strain on UK relationships is money worries, according to new research, and the key to Black Caribbeans had the highest rates of new STIs at 1,770 per 100,000, which is three and half

However STIs aren't completely off the UKs radar, despite our poor sexual health, STIs the UK has been most curious about in the last year include chlamydia, genital herpes, scabies, trichomoniasis, syphilis, public lice, HPV and gonorrhoea . UK cities performing the most searches for info on STIs and their symptoms include:

Place Top STI Google Search
Leeds chlamydia
Liverpool gonorrhoea
Manchester HPV
London syphilis
Edinburgh HPV
Birmingham HPV
Sheffield herpes
Glasgow chlamydia
Bristol herpes
Cardiff herpes

Dating and hanging out took a nosedive between March and May as the UK followed social distancing during peak lockdown. Coincidentally, as restrictions eased and people started mingling again, Google searches for certain STIs skyrocketed.

Searches for chlamydia plunged by 78% during peak lockdown (March-May) compared to the previous three months, but then skyrocketed by 109% post-lockdown (June – August).

The STI that received the most Google searches during peak lockdown was HPV, which rose by 39% between March-May compared to the three months before.

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