SEX diseases have fallen in Yorkshire.
But the number of STI cases has risen elsewhere in the UK, prompting concerns.
According to new figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), the number of cases in the Yorkshire region has decreased to 38,504 from 40,652 the previous year.
In the UK they rose by 2% to nearly 427,000.
Overall the decrease was driven by new diagnoses going down in chlamydia – which decreased by 9%, syphilis – which went down by 8% and genital warts which decreased by 4% compared to 2010.
However there has been an increase in the STIs gonorrhoea – by 13% and herpes – by 8%.
Consultant in Communicable Disease Control and STI lead for the HPA Yorkshire and the Humber, Dr Leena Inamdar said: “Although the drop in cases reported in Yorkshire and the Humber is modest, it is encouraging that the decline in cases has been sustained for a second year running in Yorkshire and the Humber.
“However the data shows that too many people are still putting themselves at risk of STIs and serious health problems by having unprotected sex.
“The sharp and continuing rise in gonorrhoea diagnoses in our region is of particular concern due to emerging resistance to gonorrhoea treatment.”