1 million STIs every day says WHO

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1 million STIs every day says WHO

Post by yartims » June 7, 2019, 4:53 pm


One million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur every single day, the World Health Organization has estimated.

That means more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections - chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.

The WHO highlights a lack of progress in stopping the spread of STIs, and says its figures are a "wake-up call".

Experts are particularly concerned about the rise in drug-resistant STIs.

The WHO regularly evaluates the global impact of the four common sexually transmitted infections.

It looks at published research and collects reports from its workers in countries around the world.

Compared with its last analysis in 2012, the WHO reports "no substantive decline" in the rates of new or existing infections.

It suggests around one in 25 people globally has at least one of these four STIs, with some experiencing multiple infections at the same time.

The figures suggest that among people aged 15-49 in 2016 there were:

156 million new cases of trichomoniasis
127 million new cases of chlamydia
87 million new cases of gonorrhoea
6.3 million new cases of syphilis

Trichomoniasis is caused by infection by a parasite during sex. Chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea are bacterial infections.

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Re: 1 million STIs every day says WHO

Post by GT93 » June 9, 2019, 5:28 am


That's all a bit bleak.

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Re: 1 million STIs every day says WHO

Post by glalt » June 9, 2019, 9:08 am

Drug resistant STI's are easily explained. People refuse to go to a clinic for treatment. They go to the drug store and buy a bag of pills that may or may not cure the problem. In any case it strengthens the bacteria and eventually make it stronger and drug resistant.

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Re: 1 million STIs every day says WHO

Post by stattointhailand » June 9, 2019, 2:09 pm

Thankfully Trump will be OK though, coz it's "his Vietnam" :roll:

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Re: 1 million STIs every day says WHO

Post by daithic » June 19, 2019, 6:42 pm

Are there any clinics that check these kind of things or only the hospitals?

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