Sexual Health

A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is an infection that is passed on through sexual contact by someone who is infected.  Using condoms every time you have sex will reduce your risk of contracting an STI.

Our sexual health screening includes testing for the following infections:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Syphilis
  • HIV

Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and trichomonas require a urine and/or a swab test, the latter particularly for women.  Tests for hepatitis B and C, HIV and syphilis require a blood sample. 

We also diagnose and treat the following conditions:

  • Genital herpes (HSV)
  • Genital warts (HPV)
  • Hepatitis A (MSM)
  • Pubic lice
  • scabies

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

PrEP is the pre-emptive use of oral antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV negative people to reduce the risk of HIV infection.  The HSE has approved reimbursement of this medication under the Drug Payment Scheme (DPS) since 2019.  PrEP is only available on prescription.