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: 1099

9. Portsmouth

Cases per 100,000: 1099
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Cases per 100,000: 1003

10. Nottingham

Cases per 100,000: 1003
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Cases per 100,000: 998

11. Birmingham

Cases per 100,000: 998
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Cases per 100,000: 995

12. Plymouth

Cases per 100,000: 995
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