The worst areas for the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections across the UK have been revealed

These are the worst STI hotspots in the UK

The worst areas for the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections across the UK have been revealed, with chlamydia and gonorrhoea the most commonly diagnosed.

Sexual health testing service Better2Know mapped rates of STIs across the country and found London to be the worst-performing region by far, with an average of 1.71 diagnoses per 100 people tested, compared to the national average of just 0.85 per 100. London's boroughs make up the top 15 worst areas in England for the highest rates of new STI cases, according to data from Public Health England. Outside of London, these are the 20 areas across the UK with the highest rates of new STI cases.

Cases per 100,000: 1547

1. Brighton and Hove

Cases per 100,000: 1547
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Cases per 100,000: 1411

2. Manchester

Cases per 100,000: 1411
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Cases per 100,000: 1245

3. Blackpool

Cases per 100,000: 1245
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Cases per 100,000: 1237

4. Salford

Cases per 100,000: 1237
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