Communicable Disease Report 2003 - Chapter One
Sexually-Transmitted and Bloodborne Diseases
- In Peel, the incidence of AIDS has remained low and stable since 1997 (1.1 cases per 100,000 or less). Any variability from year to year may be due to the small number of cases.
- Chlamydia is not only the most common sexually transmitted disease in Peel, but also the most commonly reported communicable disease.
- In Peel, the incidence of chlamydia increased by approximately 60% between
1996 and 2002. This increase is most likely due to improved screening and case finding by physicians.1
- The incidence of gonorrhea in Peel has remained stable from 2000 to 2002 (approximately 30 to 32 cases per 100,000).
- Persons aged 15 to 24 years have the highest incidence of chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two most common sexually transmitted diseases in Peel.
- There were fewer than four new cases of infectious syphilis in Peel per year since 1998.
- In Peel, the incidence of hepatitis B has been low since 1997 (approximately one case per 100,000 or less). Incidence of hepatitis B was highest among people in their 20's and 30's.
- Hepatitis C incidence has steadily decreased since 1995, however it has been stable the last two years. The incidence of hepatitis C is highest in those aged 30 years and older.
- The incidence of both Hepatitis B and C were generally higher in males compared to females, especially in the high incidence age groups.
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