SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE NORTHERN IRELAND. WALLACE DINSMORE. Aims of this presentation;. Trends in Sexually Transmitted Infections To outline a basic description of the most common sexually acquired infections To identify the pathogenesis and progression Commonly used treatments.
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“Sexually transmitted infections are infections whose primary route of transmission is through sexual contact and can be caused by bacteria, viruses or protozoa”
Adler et al (2004)
* Data are unavailable for Northern Ireland in 1990 Data source: KC60 statutory returns and ISD(D)5 data.
Data source: KC60 statutory returns and ISD(D)5 data.
Up to 50% men Asymptomatic
Up to 70% women Asymptomatic
Chlamydia and complications resulting from untreated Chlamydia, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility cost the NHS in NI £2 million p.a.
Throughout the UK costs are estimated at £100 million p.a.
- a gram negative diplococcus (arranged in pairs) sometimes referred to a ‘clap’ ‘drip’
Early latent Syphilis
Late (low level infectivity)
Late latent Syphilis
Data source: London Enhanced Syphilis Surveillance
- HSV 2
In 2011 there were 106 registrationsN Ireland Statistics.