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
Health and Screening Tests Every Man Needs
Getting the right screening tests at the correct times is one of the most important things a man can do for his health. Screening allows you to spot disease or risk of disease early, when they are easier to treat or prevent. Early detection can result in certain cancers being fought off, and finding diabetes early may help prevent complications such as vision loss and impotence.Read more
HIV Symptoms: What you need to know
Early HIV Symptoms can be very similar to the flu. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The virus attacks the immune system breaking it down to allow other viruses more easy passage into the body.Read more
Kick And Kill HIV
Five of UK’s top universities have come together to create a cure for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). So far the results of the new treatment are promising. The scientists reported that the virus became completely undetectable in a patient’s blood after the trial was completed.Read more
HIV Rates Are Reaching New Records
The last few years several countries all over the world, including Ireland, have registered an increasing number of new cases of HIV. Now the World Health Organisation (WHO) worry many cases might go unregistered due to a global HIV test kit shortage.Read more
Social Media Affects HIV Testing
Recent studies show that HIV testing increases in areas with active social media awareness campaigns. By the end of 2015 approximately 2.1 million people had been newly diagnosed with the virus. According to the World Health Organization, only 54% of people with HIV are aware of their status which really puts the spotlight on the […]Read more
Ireland and HIV: A Timeline
The next World Aids Day is 2014. The red ribbon provides a visible expression of compassion for those living or dying from HIV and AIDS.Read more