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Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid
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Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid

Jul 18th 2021, 8:30 AM 42,660 Views 47 Comments

The number of cases are exceeding those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.

HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project
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HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project

Feb 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,934 Views 17 Comments

The HSE currently provides public STI services through clinics around the country.

PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year
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PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year

Updated Jun 14th 2019, 10:36 AM 14,536 Views 46 Comments

Rapid testing will be rolled out in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

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

Apr 9th 2019, 10:04 PM 14,855 Views 26 Comments

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

Dear Fifi: I think my boyfriend gave me an STI but he won't admit it
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# Dear Fifi

Dear Fifi: I think my boyfriend gave me an STI but he won't admit it

Mar 5th 2019, 6:00 PM 20,013 Views 0 Comments

It’s that time of the week.

'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test'
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'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test'

Feb 17th 2018, 6:00 PM 21,349 Views 38 Comments

There is no clinic within an hour of the Midlands.

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% - but STIs are on the rise
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The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% - but STIs are on the rise

May 31st 2017, 5:44 PM 27,088 Views 41 Comments

Instances of chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes have all increased among young people.

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men
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HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

Dec 12th 2016, 8:21 PM 12,780 Views 34 Comments

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

People who shave, wax or trim their pubic hair are at a higher risk of catching an STI
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People who shave, wax or trim their pubic hair are at a higher risk of catching an STI

Dec 6th 2016, 9:03 AM 29,232 Views 61 Comments

A major study found that pubic groomers are 80% more likely to carry an STI – but said it could not conclude that shaving caused the infections.

Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?
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Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?

Oct 28th 2016, 9:52 AM 19,632 Views 53 Comments

The 96% effectiveness rate is similar to that achieved by the female combined pill.

There has been a sharp rise in the number of HIV and syphilis diagnoses amongst gay men
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There has been a sharp rise in the number of HIV and syphilis diagnoses amongst gay men

Oct 14th 2016, 2:45 PM 12,048 Views 19 Comments

The HSE is urging men to use condoms and get checked regularly.

Havoc caused by STIs - not true love - is what makes humans mate for life
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Havoc caused by STIs - not true love - is what makes humans mate for life

Apr 17th 2016, 12:00 PM 29,902 Views 47 Comments

That’s according to a study which argues that falling population numbers forced a rethink of sexual behaviours.

Super-gonorrhoea is a thing in England and it could become untreatable
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Super-gonorrhoea is a thing in England and it could become untreatable

Dec 27th 2015, 5:40 PM 25,573 Views 25 Comments

The outbreak was first seen in Leeds.

Too embarrassed to see a doc? Now you can test for almost any STI from your bedroom
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Too embarrassed to see a doc? Now you can test for almost any STI from your bedroom

Aug 9th 2015, 9:00 PM 33,660 Views 23 Comments

Now you really have no excuse not to get checked out.

A day in an STI clinic: Peter never got tested because 'he only sleeps with pretty girls'
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A day in an STI clinic: Peter never got tested because 'he only sleeps with pretty girls'

Jul 28th 2015, 10:36 PM 56,032 Views 34 Comments

Dr Aisling Loy tells us about a day in her Dublin clinic.

The HSE is about to buy up half a million condoms
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The HSE is about to buy up half a million condoms

May 22nd 2015, 8:48 AM 16,994 Views 55 Comments

And 200,000 packets of lubricant to boot.

Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN
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Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN

Dec 7th 2014, 4:00 PM 15,770 Views 18 Comments

On a related note, the median duration of sex is 7.3 minutes. So now you know.

'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'
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'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 20,259 Views 13 Comments

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice
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More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

Jun 6th 2014, 3:59 PM 11,624 Views 22 Comments

One in five of those tested at the Gay Men’s Health Service clinic in Dublin last year received a diagnosis.

Article that blamed chlamydia in New Zealand on Irish builders was "inaccurate"
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Article that blamed chlamydia in New Zealand on Irish builders was "inaccurate"

Dec 12th 2013, 3:43 PM 24,727 Views 40 Comments

An article attributed rising sexual disease figures to the presence of Irish builders, but the New Zealand Press Council says that was “discriminatory”.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Oct 12th 2013, 7:55 PM 10,747 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Dr Taufiq Al Sattar’s family, our optimistic leaders and Irish people spreading sexual diseases abroad.

Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?
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Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?

Oct 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 3,019 Views 101 Comments

We have superficially become more ‘open’ about sex, but our core beliefs and attitudes haven’t really changed; female sexuality can induce a degree of fear in some people, writes Tony Moore.

Irish in NZ angered by article quoting rates of 'sex-disease' in community
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Irish in NZ angered by article quoting rates of 'sex-disease' in community

Oct 12th 2013, 2:25 PM 31,959 Views 64 Comments

The article quotes stats from a Christchurch sexual health clinic which has given details of appointments by Irish people but not on other nationalities.

Are these the world's best ads for safe sex?
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# Better Safe Than Sorry

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

Aug 13th 2013, 9:30 PM 22,159 Views 24 Comments

A little bit NSFW, as you might expect.

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home
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Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home

Aug 13th 2013, 7:15 AM 20,089 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Apr 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,219 Views 29 Comments

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

Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex
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Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex

Nov 28th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,248 Views 23 Comments

Ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday, the Dublin AIDS Alliance is urging people to take greater care of their sexual health.

Gonorrhoea hits highest rate ever recorded in Ireland
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Gonorrhoea hits highest rate ever recorded in Ireland

Nov 3rd 2012, 4:08 PM 22,240 Views 35 Comments

A HSE report has found that the number of STIs in Ireland increased dramatically last year.

VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE
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VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE

Jun 25th 2012, 10:34 AM 11,042 Views 42 Comments

“Johnny’s got you covered.”

WHO warns urgent action needed to prevent spread of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea
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WHO warns urgent action needed to prevent spread of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea

Jun 7th 2012, 11:12 AM 4,217 Views 9 Comments

The World Health Organisation has warned of the spread of an untreatable strain of gonorrhoea which could potentially effect millions of people.

Rise in sexual activity leads to increase in STIs among elderly
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Rise in sexual activity leads to increase in STIs among elderly

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:40 AM 6,649 Views 50 Comments

Doctors are warning that older people should take just as many precautions as younger people do when having intercourse.

STIs, dehydration and stomach upsets: Top health dangers for Oxegen
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STIs, dehydration and stomach upsets: Top health dangers for Oxegen

Jul 5th 2011, 4:00 PM 1,285 Views 5 Comments

Music and mud might get the most attention but revellers have also been warned to guard against health hazards posed by festivals ahead of Oxegen this weekend.