Case Number 4649
Request Date 29/02/2016 
Completion Date 04/04/2016

 

Details of the Request

Over the last five years:

  1. How many children (aged 15 and under) have attended services at your trust to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases? Please provide the total number for each year – and in addition, break down by age (age band is adequate if the numbers are small).
  2. Please provide the total number of STD tests that came back positive in children under 16 over the last five years – and again, please break down by year, age, - as well as the type of STDs that were diagnosed.
  3. If this has not been made clear in the above response – what is the specific age of the youngest child to be diagnosed with an STD over the last five years – and what was the STD?
  4. Within these figures, please also include the numbers of children who were found to have an STD when using hospital services for other services.
  5. Please separately provide the total number of children under 16 who were diagnosed with HIV over the last five years – with a breakdown of ages for each year. This includes children who were found to have HIV when attending hospital for another matter.

 

Details of the Response

1) How many children (aged 15 and under) have attended services at your trust to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?

Please provide the total number for each year – and in addition, break down by age (age band is adequate if the numbers are small).

Age Band 6 - 10yrs 11 - 15yrs
2011 0 45
2012 2 38
2013 1 34
2014 3 36
2015 4 49
Total 10 202

 

2) Please provide the total number of STD tests that came back positive in children under 16 over the last five years – and again, please break down by year, age, - as well as the type of STDs that were diagnosed.

Age Band 11 - 15yrs:

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Gonorrhoea 1 6 0 0 0
Chlamydia 11 15 1 4 12
Sexual assault 2 6 1 6 8
Primary herpes 0 0 4 2 6
Genital warts 0 0 5 2 2

 

3) If this has not been made clear in the above response – what is the specific age of the youngest child to be diagnosed with an STD over the last five years – and what was the STD?

The youngest children diagnosed with an STI were aged 13 years and they had Primary Herpes, Gonorrhoea or Chlamydia.

Within these figures, please also include the numbers of children who were found to have an STD when using hospital services for other services. The Trust has no data available for children when using other hospital services.

 

4) Please separately provide the total number of children under 16 who were diagnosed with HIV over the last five years – with a breakdown of ages for each year. This includes children who were found to have HIV when attending hospital for another matter

The Trust does not have data regarding STIs in under 16s diagnosed with HIV in the last five years.