Sexually transmitted infection
Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the UK was seeing a rise in new diagnoses of gonorrhoea and syphilis.
Rates have more than doubled in Britain, Germany, Ireland, Iceland and Malta.
Diagnoses for sexually transmitted infections – including syphilis and gonorrhoea – are on the rise.
We still think of AIDS as being a sexually transmitted disease, but approximately 1,000 haemophilia patients in the UK who were infected with HIV have died since the 1980s
In 2017, there were 200,000 cases of chlamydia alone.
A record 3.3 million visits were made to sexual health clinics last year.
Oral isn’t entirely risk-free.
They may be not perfect, but condoms are currently the only way to stem the tide. Once older couples are in a monogamous relationship, they can have a joint sexual health screening at a genitourinary clinic and if the results are clear they can ditch the condoms, because an infection can only be contracted if there is one present.