City of CT sees decrease in STI numbers

City health says they treated 42,000 sexually transmitted infections last year, a decrease from 2014.

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CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says it's noted a slight decrease in the reported number of sexually transmitted infections.

City health says they treated 42,000 sexually transmitted infections last year, a decrease from 2014.

They've attributed the drop to an increase in treatment, the use of condoms and addressing stigma attached to the infections.

Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli says city health distributed more than 1,9 million female condoms which shows an encouraging increase in the number of women who are taking charge of their sexual health.

With the focus on STIs this week, Mamkeli says it remains a shared responsibility.

"This is a shared responsibility, don't engage in sexual activities without protection. It's freely available in our clinics and other public spaces so there is no excuse."