STI Diagnoses: How many STIs are diagnosed every day?

There are approximately 1,262 STIs diagnosed daily in the UK, however, some are more common than others. Scroll down to see just how many STIs are diagnosed every day and use the toggle to see how this breaks down.

Breakdown of STIs

1 icon = 5 diagnoses

HoverTap over the icons to find out more

STI Check-ups: Who’s not getting STI check-ups?

According to our survey, 56% of people who are sexually active have never had an STI check-up. But how does this compare with age?

  • 16-24 30%
    Not getting checked
  • 25-34 38%
    Not getting checked
  • 35-44 51%
    Not getting checked
  • 45-54 69%
    Not getting checked
  • 55+ 85%
    Not getting checked

The study shows that the older you are, the less likely you are to get checked for an STI, leaving a high proportion of infections going untreated and undetected.

Sexual Partners: Who’s most and least likely to tell their partner?

According to our survey, 1 in 5 people said they would be unsure or wouldn’t inform their recent sexual partners if they had an STI. However, some cities are more honest than others.

Use the toggle below to reveal the cities which are most and least likely to tell their recent partners if they had a sexual health condition.

Hover over the map to reveal where people are most likely to inform their recent partners if they had a sexual health condition.

Tap on the map to reveal where people are most likely to inform their recent partners if they had a sexual health condition.

Most STIs can be successfully treated, but it's important to get any symptoms checked as soon as possible. If you think you may have a sexually transmitted infection seek medical advice.

Methodology:

All STI diagnosis data was sourced from Public Health England, Health Protection Scotland, NHS Wales and the Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland, with the exception of Pubic Lice which was sourced from the raTrust. Genital warts data was unavailable for Scotland. All latest available data was used at the time of sourcing (May 2019). Survey results were based on 2,034 respondents across the UK and were gathered on behalf of Zava by Censuswide during April 2019. Survey statistics for frequency of STI check-ups were based on sexually active respondents only.

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