How to Take an At Home Herpes Test
At LetsGetChecked, we want to inform you on how to take an at home herpes test. We also want to identify some key symptoms and causes of herpes that you should be aware of, regarding the incurable infection. What is herpes? Genital Herpes Simplex is an incurable sexually transmitted infection caused by […]Read more
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
Hepatitis C: What You Need to Know
You could have Hepatitis C but not know it. Hep C is yet another one of those viral infections that can remain hidden for a long time. Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. HCV spreads through contaminated blood.Read more
STDs And Their Relationship With Pubic Grooming
New research has surfaced, this study has found that frequent groomers of the pubic region are 3-4 times more likely to contract an STD. Pubic hair grooming has become very popular worldwide among women and men due to a perspective shift in the way we view our bodies.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
Tackling STD Rates – 3 Examples When It Really Worked
We know that getting tested, drinking responsibly and teaching sex education openly, with accurate facts are some of the effective ways to lower STD rates. But did you realise just how important they are? Let's take a look at some examples of when U.S. states saw real change to public sexual health when these STD lowering methods were put into effect.Read more
Are Dating Apps To Blame For The Rise In STDs?
As apps like Tinder and Grindr make casual hook-ups easier and more acceptable, some health experts are pointing the finger at these devices as an explanation for the rise in STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) in recent years. But are dating apps really to blame?Read more
Irish Contraceptives Were Illegal Until When?!
It's hard to believe how late the sale of Irish contraceptives became legalised.Read more