According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around one million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases are reported every day.
This means that in one year, around 376 million new cases emerged for four main infections: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis.
Despite the advances and improvement in the world of medicine, WHO said that where venereal disease is concerned, little progress has been made to control the spread of sexually transmitted disease.
The organisation said that the figures speak for themselves and urgent action needs to be taken even if the few medicines which exist to cure these diseases, are no longer so effective.
A WHO report said that at least one out of every 25 people has at least one of these infections and some even carry more than one infection.
The disease which spread the most in 2016 was that of trichomoniasis with 156 million new cases in people aged between 15 – 49