Published in AIDS Weekly, August 16th, 2004
The number of infections, 708,083, was 4% higher than in 2002, but Britain's Health Protection Agency said the pace of the increase appears to be slowing. The statistics do not include HIV infections, which are tracked separately.
Sexually transmitted diseases have been on the rise across Europe since the mid-1990s. Health experts partly blame complacency over condom use and casual sex as fear of HIV has eased.
Such infections are not reliably tracked globally, which makes it...
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