STIs are on the rise across Canada. Diagnosis of STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhoea are on the rise across the country, reports the Canada Communicable Disease Report on sexually transmitted infections.

The report details the different STIs diagnosed across the country, along with the age group, sex and province of the diagnoses. 

The report states, amongst other things, that Quebec has the highest rate of chlamydia in Canada.

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TL;DR A new report by the Canada Communicable Disease Report on sexually transmitted infections explores the different demographics of STI diagnoses.

It's easy to blame the rise of dating apps for this increase in sexually transmitted infections. No study has found a causal link between STIs and dating apps, but doctors believe that the availability of anonymous sex makes it harder to track outbreaks.

Interestingly, the report states that the rise in STI diagnosis is not just explained by an increase in these infections: the increased availability of clinics that test for STIs, as well as public awareness campaigns, have made people more likely to get tested, and therefore diagnosed.

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STIs are increasing in all age groups: seniors, for example, are being diagnosed with gonorrhoea at a rate that is increasing faster than other age groups.

Chlamydia, the most common STI,  is most prevalent in Quebec.

The report stated that Quebec, which had one of the highest rate increases, has indicated that their increasing rates are partly due to increased testing in the province and increased use of NAAT.

The Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon have the highest rates of gonorrhoea in Canada.

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