According to Public Health England, diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections have risen to almost half a million in England in the last year with the highest rates of STIs in young people under the age of 25. This represents a rise of 5% against the previous year. Clearly young people are putting themselves at risk by having unsafe sex.

64% of the under 25s had chlamydia with 54% of genital warts diagnosed in heterosexuals in 2012. Cases of gonorrhoea also rose by 21%.

STIs on the increase in the under 25s

STIs on the increase in the under 25s

talkhealth is running an NHS Choices online clinic on sexual health from 12-18 June 2013. In light of these findings the clinic represents a unique opportunity to ask questions of our expert panel in this forum-based clinic.

The clinic is now open for pre-clinic questions and experts will answer questions from 12 June. You can read all the questions and answers but if you would like to ask a question you need to register. It’s free to sign up but if you would like to remain anonymous, please ensure you create a username that’s not your own name.

Our clinic is sponsored by Just Between Us – a private and discreet home STI test, that is convenient, quick and easy-to-use alternative to visiting a GP or sexual health clinic. The Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing kit is delivered directly to your door in a discreet package and provides you with rapid results for peace of mind.

We are pleased that our clinic is supported by several charities: Lesbian & Gay Foundation, Women’s Health Concern, Saving Lives and Terrence Higgins Trust.

More information about the sexual health clinic here



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