§ Mr. Freud
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on what professional advice candidiasis, scabies, hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus, entamoeba, and treponemal diseases are listed as sexually transmitted diseases in the annual report of the chief medical officer of the Department of Health and Social Security for the year 1981, "On the State of the Public Health"; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The section on sexually transmitted diseases in the annual report of the chief medical officer for 1981 reflects the advice of his consultant adviser on genito-urinary medicine. All the diseases mentioned in that part of the report are considered to be communicated by sexual contact, although it is generally recognised that some are also transmitted in other ways.