Communicable Disease Report 2002 - Focus on Tuberculosis - Chapter Two
Sexually-Transmitted and Bloodborne Diseases
- In Peel, the incidence of AIDS increased slightly in 2000 and 2001 after a steady decrease between 1994 and 1999.
- Chlamydia is the most common sexually-transmitted disease in Peel.
- In Peel, the incidence of chlamydia increased by approximately 40% between 1996 and 2001.
- The incidence of gonorrhea decreased from 1992 to 1997; however, incidence has increased since 1997.
- Persons aged 15 to 24 years have the highest incidence of chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two most common sexually-transmitted diseases in Peel.
- In Peel, there have been fewer than five new cases of infectious syphilis per year since 1997.
- In Peel, the incidence of hepatitis B steadily decreased from 1995 to 1999. Incidence was stable and low in 2000 and 2001. Incidence of hepatitis B was highest among people in their 20s and 30s.
- In Peel, hepatitis C incidence has steadily decreased since 1995. The number of reported cases jumped in 1995 when reporting of this disease became mandatory. Incidence of hepatitis C is highest in those aged 30 years and older.
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