February 27, 2011
Sexual health doctors have urged the Government to vaccinate against genital warts as part of the school-based jabs programme.
Cases of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) have soared, with an increase of 33 per cent across the South East since 2000.
More than 400 new cases per 100,000 of the population were diagnosed in Kent in 2009.
Medway had the highest rate of the infection at 167 in 2009. Recent figures from Medway’s GUM (genitor-urinary medicine) clinic show cases of genital warts rose 36 per cent from 302 to 412 between 2004 and 2010.[Continue reading...]