Rates of sexually transmitted infection diagnosis have increased across the capital since making young Londoners more likely to get an STI than the rest of the UK.
More than three million Londoners are affected by sexual ill health each year, resulting in serious long-term impacts on physical and mental health, as well as placing a significant financial burden on London’s health budget.
The rate of acute STIs, which include Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Genital Herpes, Chlamydia and HIV, is over 50 per cent higher in London than any other region.
In the last 10 years, Syphilis diagnoses has rises by 69 per cent. Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia cases have risen 29 per cent since 2011 and there were 2,800 new HIV cases in London - a 10 per cent increase since the previous year.