Curbing gonorrhoea rates
It appears that the 2010—13 STI strategy was unsuccessful in one of its goals: to reduce the incidence of gonorrhoea.
The annual rate of gonorrhoea notifications is increasing. 1 In the past 10 years we have seen an almost 50% increase in notifications, from 33 to 59 cases per 100,000 population, with an acceleration of notifications since 2009.2
Gonorrhoea is a lab-notifiable infection, and national data collections indicate there are two concurrent epidemics: urban men