Genital herpes simplex, genital chlamydia and gonorrhoea infection in Scotland - laboratory diagnoses 2005–2014

Publication Date: 15 June 2015

​​​This report presents ten-year trend data on three of the major acute sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 

  • genital herpes simplex type 1/2 
  • genital chlamydia 
  • gonorrhoea 

All three datasets are extracted from laboratory diagnoses databases. For herpes simplex and chlamydia, the source data is the Electronic Communication of Surveillance in Scotland System (ECOSS), a surveillance system which is updated every day with positive test results from all Scottish diagnostic and reference laboratories. For gonorrhoea, the source data are confirmed positive results from the Scottish Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infection Reference Laboratory (SBSTIRL).

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report


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