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# sti - Thursday 6 February, 2020

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

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

# sti - Monday 4 November, 2019

'A significant gamechanger': PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates being rolled out from today

The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment is the most recent development in the field of HIV prevention.

# sti - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

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.

# sti - Thursday 6 June, 2019

One million new cases of STIs every single day, World Health Organisation says

Dating apps are adding fuel to the fire of complacency when it comes to using protection, the WHO said.

# sti - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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

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

# sti - Friday 16 November, 2018

'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.

# sti - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives Chemsex This post contains videos

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives

G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.

# sti - Friday 4 May, 2018

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'

A new report details concerns Irish mothers had after being diagnosed with HIV.

# sti - Friday 20 April, 2018

Man with world's first recorded case of treatment-resistant super-gonorrhoea cured

Drugs that are normally effective in treating the disease didn’t initially work for this man.

# sti - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Listerine can help kill off gonorrhoea says new study

The mouthwash may have “serious public health implications” in controlling gonorrhoea say researchers.

# sti - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

University of Limerick working with HSE after 'outbreak' of STIs on campus

There have been 14 cases in UL.

# sti - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

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

# sti - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'It's an epidemic': Activists use World Aids Day to warn that the disease continues to spread

There were 273 new HIV diagnoses in the first six months of this year.

# sti - Monday 27 June, 2016

Students at NUI Galway are getting an STI clinic

Rates of STIs in Ireland are highest among under-25s.

# sti - Monday 18 April, 2016

Super-gonorrhoea a 'serious threat' in Ireland

The HSE says it’s something they’ve been taking seriously for a long time.

# sti - Friday 26 February, 2016

Teacher accused of giving two students the same sexually transmitted disease

25-year-old Chelsea Lorson stands accused of knowingly infecting two of her students, who are brothers.

# sti - Monday 15 February, 2016

Men twice as likely as women to get cancers linked to oral sex

Middle aged white men are at particularly high risk compared to other races.

# sti - Monday 23 November, 2015

Coffee cups in Dublin are going to urge people to get tested for HIV

To date in 2015, 411 new HIV infections have been detected in Ireland – an increase on last year.

# sti - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Here's how the government is going to help people have safer sex

A whopping 60% of Irish people have never been tested for a sexually transmitted disease.

# sti - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

There's now a 'Tinder' specifically for people carrying an STI

MPWH (Meeting People With Herpes) aims to unite people suffering from the stigma of the virus, for which there is no cure.

# sti - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Complaint that Ireland AM showed condom being put onto model of erect penis

The complainant said it was “completely inappropriate”.

# sti - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Poll: Have you ever been tested for an STI? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever been tested for an STI?

Sexual health specialist Dr Aisling Loy says Irish people still have a very unevolved attitude towards sexual health maintenance.

# sti - Sunday 26 July, 2015

How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers

The facts (and figures) of life.

# sti - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

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

It’s all about the molecules.

# sti - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Increase in men seeking STI testing after Irish Six Nations games

One specialist said he was also expecting a surge in people seeking appointments for STI screening after next week’s Cheltenham Festival.

# sti - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Hoping to 'get lucky' over the last big Christmas party weekend? Maybe read this first

STI clinics have seen a spike in ‘panicked’ office workers seeking appointments.

# sti - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs

Approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies occur every year as a result of contraceptive failure and not using any form of contraception.

# sti - Friday 29 August, 2014

'To discover you can't have children because of an STI you got when younger is just heart-breaking'

Chlamydia is the number one disease affecting a woman’s chance to conceive and it’s on the increase.

# sti - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Video column: Have you ever been tested for an STI?

Katie Varvos asks why young Irish people aren’t getting STI tests and she even takes one online.

# sti - Thursday 12 December, 2013

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”.

More women seeking post-abortion counselling say IFPA

The Irish Family Planning Association have also reported an increase in STI screenings in its 2012 report.

# sti - Friday 29 November, 2013

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended

A new testing programme at the Mater Hospital diagnosed almost three in every 1,000 people with the HIV infection.

# sti - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

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.

# sti - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

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.

# sti - Friday 23 August, 2013

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.

# sti - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

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.

# sti - Friday 21 December, 2012

Column: Why are we getting complacent with our sexual health?

We should know by now that having unprotected sex is not safe, writes Anna Quigley – so why are we engaging in risky sexual behaviour?

# sti - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Levels of chlamydia rise in Dublin

If you’re partying in Dublin this festive season, be warned that chlamydia’s about.

# sti - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Poll: Should contraception be free? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should contraception be free?

Research has found that people are having difficulty meeting the costs of contraception. Should Ireland follow the lead of other countries and make all contraception available free of charge?

# sti - Saturday 3 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

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