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# STIs

This year
2024
70% increase in gonorrhoea cases due to lack of condom use - and better testing
Over 6,700 cases of gonorrhoea were reported in Ireland last year, up from 3,976 in 2022.
Some 6,748 cases of gonorrhoea were reported up to 23 December 2023, compared with 3,976 cases in 2022
The majority of cases reported in Ireland last year (5,200) were among men
Ireland has one of the highest incidence rates of gonorrhoea in Europe
10,000 free home STI kits being ordered every month
All time
'Concerning' rise in HIV and STI cases since last year
HSE launches free home testing for STIs
Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid
HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project
PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year
7% increase in STIs in Ireland between 2017 and 2018, new data suggests
Dear Fifi: I think my boyfriend gave me an STI but he won't admit it
'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test'
The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% - but STIs are on the rise
HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men
People who shave, wax or trim their pubic hair are at a higher risk of catching an STI
Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?
There has been a sharp rise in the number of HIV and syphilis diagnoses amongst gay men
Havoc caused by STIs - not true love - is what makes humans mate for life
Super-gonorrhoea is a thing in England and it could become untreatable
Too embarrassed to see a doc? Now you can test for almost any STI from your bedroom
A day in an STI clinic: Peter never got tested because 'he only sleeps with pretty girls'
The HSE is about to buy up half a million condoms
Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN
'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'
More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice
Article that blamed chlamydia in New Zealand on Irish builders was "inaccurate"
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?
Irish in NZ angered by article quoting rates of 'sex-disease' in community
Are these the world's best ads for safe sex?
Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home
Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded
Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex
Gonorrhoea hits highest rate ever recorded in Ireland
VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE
WHO warns urgent action needed to prevent spread of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea
Rise in sexual activity leads to increase in STIs among elderly
STIs, dehydration and stomach upsets: Top health dangers for Oxegen