Sexually transmitted infections (STI) - update, March 2008
Best practice, Review
This update is based on STI data for 2006, which became available on 23 November 2007. The Health Protection Agency has yet to complete data collection for 2007. Preliminary results are expected in July 2008 and confirmed data due in late November 2008. In February 2002 the BMA’s Board of Science published a report on Sexually transmitted infections for healthcare professionals. It provided an up-to-date summary of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK; presented new BMA recommendations to assist the profession in informing people about health risks associated with unsafe sexual activity; and called for improved services. This update provides an indication of some recent trends and acts as a signposting resource to key publications.