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Wet_n_Wild said on 07 November 2010

The only reason STIs are increasing in the figures is because more people are being tested. Chlamydia never use to be tested for in young or old people. It was only picked up when testing for other, more serious, STIs. In addition, the risk of picking up an STI is not evenly spread across race, class, wealth, and location. It would be helpful to have these figures broken down rather than just summarised by age. Is the advice really to have a check up everytime you stay in a relationship and want a condom-free sex life. Oh, the romance. Why not inform us how long STIs exist before symptons are obvious?