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.
Syphilis rates are at their highest level since World War II.
Cases of syphilis have also more than doubled in the past decade.
'Today’s figures show unacceptably high rates of STIs.'
The number of cases of syphilis have reached the highest level since 1949, new figures show. Cases of the infection across
Researchers at Canada's University of Victoria believe there is renewed hope for a vaccine.
'Our message is clear, have fun but do it safely.'
Syphilis cases in England have risen by 76% in the past four years, according to a new report by Public Health England (PHE
Giving birth to a stillborn infant is a tragedy for any parent and their family. These babies die either in late pregnancy or during the process of giving birth; deaths earlier than 28 weeks are called miscarriages.
Syphilis may be an infection we associate with Victorian times, but it's still very much prevalent in the 21st century. Graphic
Experts have issued a health warning surrounding the consumption of human breast milk purchased online. The breast milk, which
Today is national STI day, and Ladies and Gentlemen, two weeks after the intense partying over New Year, it might be time to think about your sexual health.
The story I'm going to tell concerns three individuals, whom we'll call (with a hat-tip to Mr Tarantino) Mr Pink, Mr Orange and Mr Black. The reason I'm telling these stories is that last week during my HIV clinic, three of my patients were diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis C. This is how it happened.
Syphilis is said to have affected some of the great writers and artists of history including Oscar Wilde, Van Gogh and Manet. Yet, despite being depicted in some of the most popular artwork and literature of our time, it affects more pregnant women than HIV and it kills over 400,000 babies a year.
As the 30th Olympiad of the Modern Era, or The Olympics, drew to a close on Sunday night, a nation wept. This may have had more to do with the paucity of talent on display and the omnipresence of Lord Coe than the fact that London 2012 had reached its conclusion, though.
Today, I'm speaking at the Pacific Health Summit on the importance of harmonising the regulation of diagnostic tests. Having worked in diagnostics for over 20 years, it's frustrating to see people dying for the lack of a simple diagnostic test when tests such as those for HIV have revolutionised our approach to healthcare.
The greatest tragedy is surely for a mother to bury her child. But imagine the grief of passing on a deadly disease to your child - and being powerless to stop it? An estimated one million babies die every year from congenital syphilis - deaths that could be prevented by just a single shot of penicillin.