Sexually Transmitted Infections
Ireland has seen a big increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in recent years. The trend can be partly due to our recent economic boom, but also the fact that we have a young and very active population. Campaigns have failed to decrease STIs in the Irish Population. Sexually transmitted diseases have been on the increase since 1995, with the most substantial increases occurring among teenagers and homosexual men. New infections were highest among females aged between 16 and 19, followed by males aged 20 to 24.
Free STI tests are available from the clinic at St James's Hospital.
Phone 014162315/01-4162316 for more information.
Links and Resources
Irish Family Planning Association
The IFPA provides a private, comprehensive Sexually Transmitted Infection service which includes full STI testing, advice and necessary referrals or prescriptions. more »
IFPA/Lloyd's Doctor Online
An IFPA/Lloyds Online Doctor partnership launched a home testing service for common STI's. The service is intended to complement existing services & is aimed at those who experience barriers to accessing STI screening services...more »
Article about students and STI campaigns in Ireland. The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called on the Department of Health to provide free condoms to all third-level students...more »
Informative article about STIs: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are caused by bacteria, viruses or other microscopic organisms, which may be present in the blood...more »
Southern Health Board
Department of Public Health Report outlining the increase in sexually transmitted infections in Ireland. more »
What are STIs? - Online booklet - Infections and diseases which can be passed on from one person to another during sexual contact. more »
St. James Hospital
Free STI tests are available from the clinic at St James's Hospital. more »