Rise in diagnosed chlamydia cases is slowing down

Chlamydia diagnoses in the UK increased again last year, but the rise appears to be slowing.

Health Protection Agency data showed that between 2004 and 2005, the chlamydia diagnosis rate rose by 5 per cent, compared with 8 per cent the year before. But with almost 110,000 cases, chlamydia remains the most commonly diagnosed STI.

Overall, STI cases increased by 3 per cent. But rates of gonorrhoea fell 13 per cent.

STI figures for 2005; Live links at GPonline.com.

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