This report presents ten-year trend data on three of the major acute sexually transmitted
- genital herpes simplex type 1/2
- genital chlamydia
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).