Figures revealing how at risk you are of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in Oxfordshire have been released.

The county is actually in the top 10 for diagnostic rates of STIs in the South East, ranking ninth out of 18 places.

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Created by experts at From Mars, an interactive STI Calculator reveals how likely you are to come into contact with an STI across the region.

Oxford Mail:

Oxfordshire has some of the lowest sexual infection rates in the South East, with Southampton, Reading, Slough and Milton Keynes all ranking higher when it comes to STI rates.

The diagnosis rate in Oxfordshire is 606 per 100,000 people.

In the whole country, the region is ranked number 87.

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Here's a full breakdown of the STI rates in Oxfordshire per 100,000 people:






NEW HIV diagnostic rate(aged 15+) 5.1

HIV diagnosed prevalence rate (aged 15-59) 1.2

Navin Khosla, superintendent pharmacist at From Mars explained why the calculator has been created and the importance of having safe sex.

He said: “Here at From Mars, we understand the importance of sexual health and why it’s vital we all have safe and enjoyable sex. We wanted to create the STI Calculator so that people across the UK could get a better understanding of the most prevalent STIs in their local area and how ‘at risk’ they are of catching one if safe sex isn’t abided by.”

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“The calculator is extremely easy to use and we hope it comes in useful for as many people as possible. Simply select your region and you will be given the number of STI cases in your area, as well as the most common STIs.”

“It’s crucial we all have safe sex and use a form of protection which is best suited to our bodies. For men, it’s advised that a condom should always be used, regardless of whether your female partner is on the contraceptive pill or not. There are many forms of contraception for women and your GP is on hand to talk you through your best options, as well to help put your mind at ease.”

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