What are the most common STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)?
STDs are sexually transmitted diseases, also known as sexually transmitted infections. They are very common at the moment, as we’re are in the middle of an epidemic of many spreading infections including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and hepatitis. Many people get confused about the terminology for STD and STI, yet they are the […]Read more
How do STDs affect pregnancy?
How do the most common STDs affect pregnancy? Can you get pregnant with an STD? Can a baby be born with an STD? At LetsGetChecked, we understand the complex area of STDs and pregnancy. We see high volumes of pregnant women contacting our medical teams, worrying about the possibility that they may have contracted an […]Read more
What is Chlamydia? Can it Lead to Serious Health Problems?
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the world. So what is chlamydia? It is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis which is incredibly easy to transmit. It can be transmitted through oral, anal and vaginal sex as well as by skin to skin contact. Video with Dr. Dominic Rowley included.Read more
Gonorrhoea Treatments Ineffective, WHO Warns
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently issued new guidelines for treatment of the three most common sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) in response to the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance.Read more
Want To Learn More About STI Testing In Ireland?
New statistics show that the number of people with STIs is increasing in Ireland. This makes STI testing increasingly important for a healthy sex life. For those of you that don't know an STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection!Read more
The 12 STIs Of Christmas
The festive season is a time for letting loose and having fun. Unfortunately the combination of Christmas cheer and high alcohol consumption often leads to risky sexual behaviour and the unwanted gift of an STI.Read more
Poll Finds Shocking Lack Of Awareness Of STIs
Chlamydia.. is that a flower? How is your knowledge of STIs? A recent study revealed an alarming lack of knowledge when it comes to STIs.Read more
At Home STD Test – What You Need To Know
STDs are more than just an embarrassment or an inconvenience; they are a serious health problem and can cause permanent damage if left untreated. Getting checked regularly for STDs is the best way to protect your sexual health. Taking an at home STD test offers you a convenient and confidential option.Read more
STD Symptoms In Women
STD symptoms in women are often non-existent or difficult to recognise. This makes us less likely to get checked and get the treatment we may need. What should you be on the look out for?Read more
Chlamydia In Women, Chlamydia In Men
We last blogged about Chlamydia during the summer but unfortunately; its time to talk about it again as Chlamydia is on the rise!Read more