Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

UNITED KINGDOM: HPA Reports Two Percent Increase in STDs


Top News Arab Emirates (12.06.12)

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has released a report stating that there is a 2 percent rise in STDs in the UK. The study also revealed that 38 percent of men were unable to recognize STDs based on their symptoms. According to Dr. Tom Brett, head of a research group, a similar study conducted by Lloydspharmacy Online focused on how knowledgeable men are about STDs and how to take action before problems become serious. The Lloyds Pharmacy research findings indicated that while 90 percent of the men could easily locate parts of their car engine, only 50 percent could do the same when asked about their sexual organs and STDs.


Copyright © 2012 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.

Information in this article was accurate in December 7, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.