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# stis - Sunday 18 July, 2021

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

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

Jul 18th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,130 Views 47 Comments

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

# stis - Thursday 6 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,975 Views 17 Comments

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

# stis - Friday 14 June, 2019

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

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

Updated Jun 14th 2019, 10:36 AM 14,552 Views 46 Comments

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

# stis - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 9th 2019, 10:04 PM 14,877 Views 26 Comments

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

# stis - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 5th 2019, 6:00 PM 23,402 Views 0 Comments

It’s that time of the week.

# stis - Saturday 17 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 17th 2018, 6:00 PM 21,392 Views 39 Comments

There is no clinic within an hour of the Midlands.

# stis - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

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

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

May 31st 2017, 5:44 PM 27,282 Views 39 Comments

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

# stis - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

Dec 12th 2016, 8:21 PM 12,854 Views 33 Comments

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

# stis - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 6th 2016, 9:03 AM 29,367 Views 56 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.

# stis - Friday 28 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 28th 2016, 9:52 AM 19,701 Views 53 Comments

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

# stis - Friday 14 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 14th 2016, 2:45 PM 12,073 Views 19 Comments

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

# stis - Sunday 17 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 17th 2016, 12:00 PM 29,924 Views 47 Comments

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

# stis - Sunday 27 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 27th 2015, 5:40 PM 25,585 Views 25 Comments

The outbreak was first seen in Leeds.

# stis - Sunday 9 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 9th 2015, 9:00 PM 33,746 Views 23 Comments

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

# stis - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 28th 2015, 10:36 PM 56,337 Views 34 Comments

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

# stis - Friday 22 May, 2015

The HSE is about to buy up half a million condoms
# Got You Covered
# Got You Covered

The HSE is about to buy up half a million condoms

May 22nd 2015, 8:48 AM 17,012 Views 54 Comments

And 200,000 packets of lubricant to boot.

# stis - Sunday 7 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 7th 2014, 4:00 PM 15,778 Views 18 Comments

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

# stis - Sunday 8 June, 2014

'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'
# Dublin Aids Alliance
# Dublin Aids Alliance

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

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 20,340 Views 13 Comments

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

# stis - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

Jun 6th 2014, 3:59 PM 11,641 Views 22 Comments

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

# stis - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Article that blamed chlamydia in New Zealand on Irish builders was "inaccurate"
# Not Us Sir
# Not Us Sir

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

Dec 12th 2013, 3:43 PM 24,749 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”.

# stis - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Oct 12th 2013, 7:55 PM 10,751 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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 3,230 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
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

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

Oct 12th 2013, 2:25 PM 31,985 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.

# stis - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 13th 2013, 9:30 PM 22,211 Views 24 Comments

A little bit NSFW, as you might expect.

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home
# Home Testing Kit
# Home Testing Kit

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home

Aug 13th 2013, 7:15 AM 20,113 Views 46 Comments

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

# stis - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

# stis - Saturday 6 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,228 Views 29 Comments

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

# stis - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex
# World Aids Day
# World Aids Day

Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex

Nov 28th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,264 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.

# stis - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Gonorrhoea hits highest rate ever recorded in Ireland
# Uh Oh
# Uh Oh

Gonorrhoea hits highest rate ever recorded in Ireland

Nov 3rd 2012, 4:08 PM 22,246 Views 35 Comments

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

# stis - Monday 25 June, 2012

VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE
# Safety First
# Safety First

VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE

Jun 25th 2012, 10:34 AM 11,132 Views 42 Comments

“Johnny’s got you covered.”

# stis - Thursday 7 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 7th 2012, 11:12 AM 4,224 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.

# stis - Friday 3 February, 2012

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

Rise in sexual activity leads to increase in STIs among elderly

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:40 AM 6,653 Views 50 Comments

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

# stis - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

STIs, dehydration and stomach upsets: Top health dangers for Oxegen
# Oxegen
From The Daily Edge
# Oxegen

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

Jul 5th 2011, 4:00 PM 1,289 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.