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From TheJournal.ie 7% increase in STIs in Ireland between 2017 and 2018, new data suggests Safe Sex

7% increase in STIs in Ireland between 2017 and 2018, new data suggests

The prominent STIs were chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis.

From TheJournal.ie 'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year Safe Sex

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year

A total of 11,078 STI diagnoses have been reported so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Giving women free access to the pill will require a change in the law Safe Sex

Giving women free access to the pill will require a change in the law

As part of this year’s budget talks, the minister plans to increase the availability of free condoms.

From TheJournal.ie HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men Safe Sex

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.

From TheJournal.ie Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI Safe Sex

Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI

It’s all about the molecules.

From TheJournal.ie This school won't teach sex ed, now 20 of its students have chlamydia Safe Sex

This school won't teach sex ed, now 20 of its students have chlamydia

The high school handbook instructs the promotion of abstinence over any other behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV? South Africa

Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?

In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.

From TheJournal.ie HSE launches new website to tell teens everything they need to know about sex Lets Talk About Sex

HSE launches new website to tell teens everything they need to know about sex

In a recent survey, young people said what they basically want is to be told the facts without a lecture.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV Safe Sex

Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV

The simple device – two plastic rings and an elastic band – cuts off blood supply to the foreskin, which then shrivels and is removed with the band after a week.

From TheJournal.ie Horny Irish students to be dazzled by world’s only sexual health magician Alakazam

Horny Irish students to be dazzled by world’s only sexual health magician

As part of the union’s safe sex campaign, students will also be dazzled by the world’s only sexual health magician and can attend workshops by ‘Dr Sex’.

Stolen condoms aren't safe for sex, manufacturer warns thieves

They wouldn’t want children being dragged into the equation now, would they?

This condom ad is 'The Talk' you NEVER want to have

Sure you’d never be able to look daddy in the eye again after that. EVER.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 people in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare have contracted gonorrhoea this year Sexual Health

Over 1,000 people in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare have contracted gonorrhoea this year

Rates across the country have risen in the past three years, but the greater Dublin area has been particularly badly hit.

From TheJournal.ie Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive HIV

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive

The question of the sexual behaviour of this group is important given current optimism about a possible reversal of the HIV epidemic.

From TheJournal.ie Gonorrhoea cases at an all-time high in Northern Ireland Sexual Health

Gonorrhoea cases at an all-time high in Northern Ireland

Cases of gonorrhoea are up one third in Northern Ireland, with over 450 people diagnosed with the disease.

From TheJournal.ie Porn industry faces huge setback in 'condoms in porn' lawsuit USA

Porn industry faces huge setback in 'condoms in porn' lawsuit

Judge refuses to allow two actors and porn film-makers to hold off on using condoms while suit is being decided.

Are these the world's best ads for safe sex? Better Safe Than Sorry This post contains videos

Are these the world's best ads for safe sex?

A little bit NSFW, as you might expect.

From TheJournal.ie Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home Home Testing Kit

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home

A new home testing kit for common STIs will cost from €50, compared to the usual cost of €125.

From TheJournal.ie Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test Sexual Health This post contains a poll

Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test

Almost a third of people in a study said they are not concerned about their sexual health.

From TheJournal.ie Sex after a heart attack? Docs give new guidelines Safe Sex

Sex after a heart attack? Docs give new guidelines

First scientific statement ever is released on when and how to have sex following a cardiac event.

From TheJournal.ie "Dramatic" increase in STIs in Dublin in just 12 months Sex

"Dramatic" increase in STIs in Dublin in just 12 months

There has been a 72 per cent increase in the number of cases of genital herpes diagnosed at the Dublin Well Woman Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded Sex

Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded

There were 1,110 cases of gonorrhea in Ireland last year – an increase of one third on the previous year.

From TheJournal.ie 9 tips for keeping your body infection-free Infection

9 tips for keeping your body infection-free

Bacteria on your desk at work, viruses passed on by your pets and food-borne illnesses lurking in your fridge – infection is everywhere.

From TheJournal.ie Free condoms as Dubliners urged to 'Just Carry One' Safe Sex

Free condoms as Dubliners urged to 'Just Carry One'

Free condoms = safe sex, says national youth charity.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE Safety First This post contains videos

VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE

“Johnny’s got you covered.”

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Delhi belly not affecting some athletes' out-of-hours performance Commonwealth Games

Delhi belly not affecting some athletes' out-of-hours performance

Commonwealth Games organisers are working round the clock to remove condoms from blocked drains.