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And in addition, about 1,200 British haemophiliacs caught HIV from contaminated blood products in the period 1978 to 1985. Public Health England estimates that in the UK as a whole, there are currently about 25,000 men and women who have HIV – but who don't yet know it. In 2015, over 6,000 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in the UK.
About three-quarters of them were men, and a quarter were women.
GUM clinics saw about 41,000 new cases of gonorrhoea in the year.
Gonorrhoea is caused by , a bacterium that grows and multiplies quickly in moist, warm areas of the body – such as the cervix, urethra, mouth or rectum.
The highest rates are among young heterosexual adults, aged 15 to 24 – and also among men who have sex with men (MSM). Below you'll find a list of conditions that are currently being seen and treated by NHS genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics.
Please bear in mind that some of them (most notably thrush) may not actually have been acquired through sex.
Chlamydia is the most common and fastest-spreading sexually transmitted disease in the UK. Unfortunately, many people (particularly females) have no symptoms at all.In 2015, about 200,300 people were diagnosed with chlamydia in England.Surprisingly, this was a slight fall – largely owing to the fact that fewer tests were done in some parts of the country.They usually appear approximately 7 to 21 days after infection.Chlamydia can also cause a form of conjunctivitis in adults.