Over the past decade, diagnoses of gonorrhoea, syphilis, and genital herpes have increased considerably in England, most notably in males, while diagnoses of genital warts have decreased in females. Since the full scale implementation of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) in 2008, diagnosis rates of chlamydia have also increased in men and women. The burden of STIs continues to be greatest in young people, men who have sex with men (MSM) and black ethnic minorities. The highest STI diagnosis rates in England are in young people aged 15-24 years. (PHE-LASER)
The aim of this factsheet is to describe local sexual and reproductive health in Hounslow in an integrated way, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, teenage conceptions and abortions.