The stalking of sexually transmitted infections after the pandemic

After years on the rise, experts fear that the lifting of restrictions in the final phase of the pandemic will lead to a further increase in venreas

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Updated Wednesday, June 9, 2021 –
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In 2001, 700 cases of syphilis were registered in Spain, according to data from the National Epidemiological Surveillance Network.

In 2018 there were 5,079. In the same period, the gonococcal infection – better known as gonorrhea– experienced an even greater increase, going from the 805 cases that were reported at the beginning of the century to 11,044 in 2018, the last year for which there is an official report. Only between 2013 and 2018, the annual increase of this disease was 27.3%.

These are just two examples of the tremendous and

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