(Independent)–Dating apps and sexual health stigma are adding to more than a million new STD infections every day and driving a surge of untreatable superbug strains, the World Health Organisation has warned.
There are 376 million diagnoses a year of treatable STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis among people under the age of 50, according to WHO figures.While most infections are currently treatable with antibiotics the WHO said drug resistance is a growing threat, particularly in gonorrhoea, which “could lead to the disease being impossible to treat”.
“Sex is becoming more accessible,” Dr Wi said. “You have dating apps and all that, probably that’s a factor. If it’s accessible and you have more sex, you have more STIs.”