STD

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Jun 23 '17 12:05

More and more people are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in the Netherlands, according to a report by national health service RIVM. The number of gonorrhea and syphilis diagnoses increased significantly among gay men last year. Chlamydia is the most common STD among women and heterosexual men. HIV positive diagnoses decreased.

A total of 143,139 people went to a Sexual Health Center to be tested for a STD last year, 5 percent more than in 2015. And 18.4 percent of them were indeed diagnosed with a STD, compared to 17.2 percent the year before. 

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Jun 20 '17 08:14

Dutch young people become sexually active at a later age than five years ago. In 2012 half of Dutch youths had sex by the time they were 17.1 years old, compared to 18.6 years in 2017, according to a major study titled Sex before your 25th. But while teens are waiting longer before becoming physically sexually active, the number of young people participating in sexting doubled, NU.nl reports.

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May 16 '17 13:50

Chlamydia is a growing problem in The Hague and its surroundings, according to the Center for Sexual Health GGZ Haaglanden. In 2015 a total of 12.2 percent of STD tests done in The Hague region tested positive for Chlamydia, last year it was 13.8 percent. The proportion of positive STD tests, including all sexually transmitted diseases, also increased, from 15.4 percent in 2015 to 17 percent in 2016, AD reports.

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May 28 '15 13:02

The waiting lists for people who want to be tested for HIV are reaching unacceptable levels. And the cause for the long waiting lists can be attributed to the cut backs on tests for sexually transmitted diseases.

Sep 27 '13 02:11

Couples of whom one of the two is HIV-infected may under certain conditions have unprotected sex with each other. This is a new position that HIV practitioners in Netherlands have on the issue. Condition is that the HIV-infected partner consistently takes retroviral drugs.

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