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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Chlamydia

All time
First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic'
An early stage clinical trial proved successful but a vaccine will not be on the market anytime soon.
# Teenage Kicks
The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% - but STIs are on the rise
Instances of chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes have all increased among young people.
# Gonorrhea
University of Limerick working with HSE after 'outbreak' of STIs on campus
There have been 14 cases in UL.
# sexually transmitted
There's been a surge in Irish Chlamydia cases
Cases increased by a third last year.
# Take a Break
A giant penis is going around shooting glitter at people for a good reason
It might surprise you.
# 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.
# Not Us Sir
Article that blamed chlamydia in New Zealand on Irish builders was "inaccurate"
An article attributed rising sexual disease figures to the presence of Irish builders, but the New Zealand Press Council says that was “discriminatory”.
# Chlamydia
Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective'
The minister said it would be difficult to achieve te necessary coverage levels to reduce the reservoir of infection in the Irish population.
# better safe than sorry
Are these the world's best ads for safe sex?
A little bit NSFW, as you might expect.
# sexual health
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Prime Numbers
Transport, texts and telecommuting: The week in numbers
How many SMS messages are sent in Ireland every second? And how many times could Greece buy Sergio Aguero?
# Chlamydia
Levels of chlamydia rise in Dublin
If you’re partying in Dublin this festive season, be warned that chlamydia’s about.
# STIs
Rise in sexual activity leads to increase in STIs among elderly
Doctors are warning that older people should take just as many precautions as younger people do when having intercourse.
# sexual health
Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'?
The Dublin Well Woman Centre has seen a significant drop in the number of people attending for STI screening.