”We’re seeing syphilis back, we’re seeing massive rates of Gonorrhea”.
Almost four in five young people don’t plan to go for an STI check.
A new survey for LetsGetChecked found that most 18-24 year olds aren’t going for a test.
Even fewer people aged between 25 and 34 will visit a sexual health clinic this year.
Medical Director at LetsGetChecked Dr Dominic Rowley explained why the trend is so concerning.
”Every STI is on the rise, we’re seeing syphilis back, we’re seeing massive rates of Gonorrhea.
”The problem is a lot of STIs aren’t very important in young peoples mind because often the fear of getting pregnant is more important.
”And the biggest rate of STIs is in 18-25 year old’s so that’s why we’re so worried that that’s the age group that 4 out of 5 don’t intend to get an STI check in the next year.”