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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL5928, tabled on 8 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of treating sexually transmitted diseases among young people, aged 24 years old and under, in England for each year from 2006 to 2016.

Answered on

22 March 2017

Data prior to 2013 is not held in the format requested. The following table shows actual local authority public health budget spend on sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment from 2013/14 to 2014/15. Data on spend from 2015/16 onwards will be published in due course.

Public health service: Sexual health services - STI testing and treatment (prescribed function)

£ (£'000)

Final Revenue Outturn 2013/14


Final Revenue Outturn 2014/15


Data on the costs of treating sexually transmitted diseases are not collected by age group.

There is additional National Health Service expenditure on sexual health through primary and secondary care services, however these figures cannot be provided on a comparable basis with the data on public health expenditure.