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# stis - 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.

# stis - Friday 14 June, 2019

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

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

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

# stis - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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

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

It’s that time of the week.

# stis - Saturday 17 February, 2018

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

# stis - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

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"

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

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?

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

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

From The Daily Edge 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.

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.

# stis - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# stis - Saturday 6 April, 2013

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.

# stis - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex

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

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 This post contains videos

VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE

“Johnny’s got you covered.”

# stis - Thursday 7 June, 2012

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

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

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

# stis - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

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

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

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.